US Patent No: 6,144,880

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Cardiac pacing using adjustable atrio-ventricular delays

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A pacing system for providing optimal hemodynamic cardiac function for parameters such as contractility (peak left ventricle pressure change during systole or LV+dp/dt), or stroke volume (aortic pulse pressure) using system for calculating atrio-ventricular delays for optimal timing of a ventricular pacing pulse. The system providing an option for near optimal pacing of multiple hemodynamic parameters. The system deriving the proper timing using electrical or mechanical events having a predictable relationship with an optimal ventricular pacing timing signal.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.ST PAUL, MN2847

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ding, Jiang Maplewood, MN 261 2870
Kramer, Andrew P Stillwater, MN 389 5468
Spinelli, Julio Shoreview, MN 54 1147
Yu, Yinghong Maplewood, MN 233 2334

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Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (2)
5,334,222 Cardiac stimulating apparatus and method for heart failure therapy 231 1992
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PACESETTER, INC. (2)
5,549,650 System and method for providing hemodynamically optimal pacing therapy 152 1994
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MEDTRONIC, INC. (1)
5,554,177 Method and apparatus to optimize pacing based on intensity of acoustic signal 246 1995
 
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Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. (126)
6,360,127 Cardiac pacing using adjustable atrio-ventricular delays 139 2000
6,493,586 Site reversion in cardiac rhythm management 72 2000
6,351,673 Cardiac pacing using adjustable atrio-ventricular delays 105 2000
6,480,740 Safety pacing in multi-site CRM devices 10 2000
6,766,189 Method and apparatus for predicting acute response to cardiac resynchronization therapy 32 2001
7,050,852 Pacemaker mode switching based upon atrial conduction time 4 2001
6,961,616 Trending of conduction time for optimization of cardiac resynchronization therapy in cardiac rhythm management system 8 2001
6,832,113 Non-invasive method and apparatus for cardiac pacemaker pacing parameter optimization and monitoring of cardiac dysfunction 83 2001
6,597,951 Automatic selection from multiple cardiac optimization protocols 153 2001
6,993,389 Identifying heart failure patients suitable for resynchronization therapy using QRS complex width from an intracardiac electrogram 48 2001
6,542,775 Cardiac pacing using adjustable atrio-ventricular delays 188 2001
6,963,777 Cardiac rhythm management system and method using time between mitral valve closure and aortic ejection 28 2002
7,113,825 Method and apparatus for detecting acoustic oscillations in cardiac rhythm 35 2002
7,206,634 Method and apparatus for optimizing cardiac pumping performance 16 2002
6,684,103 Cardiac pacing using adjustable atrio-ventricular delays 81 2002
6,963,774 Safety pacing in multi-site CRM devices 7 2002
7,123,962 Phonocardiographic image-based atrioventricular delay optimization 52 2002
7,158,830 Method and apparatus for optimizing stroke volume during DDD resynchronization therapy using adjustable atrio-ventricular delays 48 2002
7,110,817 Method and apparatus for optimizing ventricular synchrony during DDD resynchronization therapy using adjustable atrio-ventricular delays 56 2002
6,922,589 Site reversion in cardiac rhythm management 16 2002
8,391,989 Advanced patient management for defining, identifying and using predetermined health-related events 1 2002
7,972,275 Method and apparatus for monitoring of diastolic hemodynamics 6 2002
7,013,176 Method and apparatus for setting pacing parameters in cardiac resynchronization therapy 52 2003
7,139,614 Leads for pacing and/or sensing the heart from within the coronary veins 11 2003
6,859,665 Cardiac pacing using adjustable atrio-ventricular delays 50 2003
6,856,836 Cardiac pacing using adjustable atrio-ventricular delays 38 2003
7,231,248 Resynchronization method and apparatus based on intrinsic atrial rate 26 2003
7,248,923 Dual-use sensor for rate responsive pacing and heart sound monitoring 63 2003
7,260,427 Method and apparatus for determining the coronary sinus vein branch accessed by a coronary sinus lead 6 2003
7,184,835 Method and apparatus for adjustable AVD programming using a table 42 2003
7,310,554 Method and apparatus for adjustment of sequential biventricular pacing parameters 35 2003
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7,203,540 Method and system for setting cardiac resynchronization therapy parameters 49 2003
7,123,960 Method and system for delivering cardiac resynchronization therapy with variable atrio-ventricular delay 73 2003
7,431,699 Method and apparatus for third heart sound detection 37 2003
7,115,096 Third heart sound activity index for heart failure monitoring 77 2003
7,313,433 Method and apparatus for predicting acute response to cardiac resynchronization therapy 12 2004
7,058,449 Safety pacing in multi-site CRM devices 13 2004
7,209,786 Method and apparatus for optimization of cardiac resynchronization therapy using heart sounds 42 2004
7,480,528 Method and apparatus for monitoring heart failure patients with cardiopulmonary comorbidities 30 2004
7,559,901 Determining a patient's posture from mechanical vibrations of the heart 50 2004
7,389,141 Biatrial pacing optimization for biventricular pacing 14 2004
7,366,569 Non-invasive method and apparatus for cardiac pacemaker pacing parameter optimization and monitoring of cardiac dysfunction 44 2004
7,890,159 Cardiac activation sequence monitoring and tracking 2 2004
7,662,104 Method for correction of posture dependence on heart sounds 15 2005
7,856,270 Cardiac pacing using adjustable atrio-ventricular delays 3 2005
7,283,864 Method and apparatus for identifying patients with wide QRS complexes 15 2005
7,613,514 Selective resynchronization therapy optimization based on user preference 8 2005
7,917,196 Arrhythmia discrimination using electrocardiograms sensed from multiple implanted electrodes 2 2005
7,966,066 Apparatus and method for optimizing atrioventricular delay 0 2005
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7,922,669 Ischemia detection using a heart sound sensor 16 2005
7,630,764 Method and system for delivering cardiac resynchronization therapy with variable atrio-ventricular delay 10 2005
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8,046,069 Method and apparatus for control of cardiac therapy using non-invasive hemodynamic sensor 1 2005
7,780,606 Hemodynamic stability assessment based on heart sounds 14 2006
7,869,871 Pacing therapy for diastolic heart failure 1 2006
7,630,765 Safety pacing in multi-site CRM devices 6 2006
8,000,780 Detection of myocardial ischemia from the time sequence of implanted sensor measurements 5 2006
8,527,048 Local and non-local sensing for cardiac pacing 0 2006
7,529,585 Method and apparatus for optimizing ventricular synchrony during DDD resynchronization therapy using adjustable atrio-ventricular delays 8 2006
8,211,033 Third heart sound activity index for heart failure monitoring 5 2006
7,974,695 Method and apparatus for optimizing stroke volume during DDD resynchronization therapy using adjustable atrio-ventricular delays 2 2006
7,736,319 Ischemia detection using heart sound timing 16 2007
7,822,473 Resynchronization method and apparatus based on intrinsic atrial rate 2 2007
7,869,873 Method and system for setting cardiac resynchronization therapy parameters 4 2007
7,953,484 Method and apparatus for optimization of cardiac resynchronization therapy using heart sounds 0 2007
7,844,330 Dynamic device therapy control for treating post myocardial infarction patients 3 2007
8,103,343 Automatic modulation of pacing timing intervals using beat to beat measures 1 2007
7,881,794 Method and apparatus for determining the coronary sinus vein branch accessed by a coronary sinus lead 2 2007
7,957,802 Method, apparatus, and system to optimize cardiac preload based on measured pulmonary artery pressure 1 2007
7,904,156 Modulation of AV delay to control ventricular interval variability 4 2007
8,126,547 Method and apparatus for adjustment of sequential biventricular pacing parameters 1 2007
8,170,652 Method and apparatus for predicting acute response to cardiac resynchronization therapy 1 2007
8,280,512 Identifying heart failure patients suitable for resynchronization therapy using QRS complex width from an intracardiac electrogram 2 2008
8,317,717 Method and apparatus for third heart sound detection 0 2008
8,352,032 Monitoring right ventricular hemodynamic function during pacing optimization 0 2008
7,917,215 Closed loop cardiac resynchronization therapy using cardiac activation sequence information 0 2008
8,483,825 AV delay features 0 2008
8,065,010 Method and apparatus for monitoring heart failure patients with cardiopulmonary comorbidities 2 2009
8,738,147 Wireless tissue electrostimulation 0 2009
7,899,532 Method and apparatus for minimizing post-infarct ventricular remodeling 1 2009
8,116,871 Automatic capture verification using electrocardiograms sensed from multiple implanted electrodes 0 2009
8,032,214 Method and apparatus for optimizing ventricular synchrony during DDD resynchronization therapy using adjustable atrio-ventricular delays 1 2009
8,521,278 Smart delay for intermittent stress therapy 0 2009
8,054,178 System and method for correlating biometric trends with a related temporal event 2 2009
8,034,000 Ischemia detection using a heart sound sensor 4 2009
8,467,871 Methods and apparatuses for cardiac resynchronization therapy mode selection based on intrinsic conduction 0 2009
8,041,426 Selective resynchronization therapy optimization based on user preference 1 2009
8,321,014 Dynamic cardiac resynchronization therapy by tracking intrinsic conduction 2009
8,050,775 Coronary vein lead having pre-formed biased portions for fixation 1 2009
8,260,417 Safety pacing in multi-site CRM devices 0 2009
8,121,685 Method and system for delivering cardiac resynchronization therapy with variable atrio-ventricular delay 1 2009
7,951,087 Method for correction of posture dependence on heart sounds 6 2009
7,941,206 Automatic orientation determination for ECG measurements using multiple electrodes 0 2010
7,938,781 Hemodynamic stability assessment based on heart sounds 6 2010
8,626,276 Cardiac activation sequence monitoring for ischemia detection 0 2010
8,504,155 Dynamic device therapy control for treating post myocardial infarction patients 0 2010
8,103,345 Cardiac pacing using adjustable atrio-ventricular delays 3 2010
8,332,034 Heart sound tracking system and method 1 2010
8,214,026 Method and apparatus for determining the coronary sinus vein branch accessed by a coronary sinus lead 1 2010
8,636,669 Method and apparatus for monitoring of diastolic hemodynamics 1 2011
8,731,660 Method and system for setting cardiac resynchronization therapy parameters 0 2011
8,380,293 Cardiac activation sequence monitoring and tracking 0 2011
8,321,002 Arrhythmia discrimination using ECG's sensed from multiple implanted electrodes 2011
8,099,165 Expert system and method 4 2011
8,612,001 Method and apparatus for minimizing post-infarct ventricular remodeling 0 2011
8,290,587 Modulation of AV delay to control ventricular interval variability 0 2011
8,588,910 Non-linear dynamic AV delay 0 2011
8,600,504 Physiologic demand driven pacing 0 2011
8,758,260 Ischemia detection using a heart sound sensor 0 2011
8,498,721 Coronary vein leads having pre-formed biased portions for fixation 0 2011
8,386,036 Expert system and method 1 2011
8,463,380 Automatic adaptation of A-V delay and HR for heart failure using beat to beat measures 1 2012
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8,597,197 Monitoring of heart sounds 0 2012
8,500,650 Third heart sound activity index for heart failure monitoring 1 2012
8,554,321 Identifying heart failure patients suitable for resynchronization therapy using QRS complex width from an intracardiac electrogram 0 2012
8,417,350 Recordable macros for pacemaker follow-up 0 2012
8,725,257 Dynamic cardiac resynchronization therapy by tracking intrinsic conduction 0 2012
8,543,215 Advanced patient management for defining, identifying and using predetermined health-related events 0 2013
8,761,879 Automatic modulation of pacing timing intervals using beat to beat measures 0 2013
8,626,289 Method and system for delivering cardiac resynchronization therapy with variable atrio-ventricular delay 0 2013
 
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7,590,446 Methods for ventricular pacing 6 2004
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7,778,706 Rate adaptive biventricular and cardiac resynchronization therapy 1 2006
7,702,390 Rate adaptive biventricular and cardiac resynchronization therapy 8 2006
7,881,787 Capture detection system and method CRT therapy 0 2006
7,912,544 CRT responder model using EGM information 0 2007
7,941,217 Techniques for promoting biventricular synchrony and stimulation device efficiency using intentional fusion 4 2008
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8,702,616 Determination of diastolic heart failure 0 2010
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