Protective, visible suture sleeve for anchoring transvenous lead bodies

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 5628780
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08387525

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A suture sleeve for anchoring the lead body of an implantable medical device is fabricated of a biocompatible, polymeric material to which has been added color pigment in clear contrast with the bodily tissue adjacent the sleeve. The sleeve is therefore readily visible to the naked eye to aid the physician in locating the sleeve during lead implant or lead revision. Furthermore, the tubular body may be radiopaque and, therefore, easily seen on a fluoroscope through the addition of a radiologically dense material, such as tantalum powder, to the plastic from which the sleeve is molded.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
Pacesetter, Inc.SYLMAR, CA1804

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Helland, John R Santa Clarita, CA 68 2463
Li, Hong Canyon Country, CA 366 3700

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