Multi-site impedance sensor using coronary sinus/vein electrodes

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A method and apparatus for performing impedance plethysmography on a living heart for diagnostic and therapy purposes involves placement of plural leads where at least one is disposed within a coronary vein traversing the myocardium on the left side of the heart with another lead having plural electrodes thereon disposed in the right ventricle. By appropriate selection of electrodes on the first and second leads for driving with an AC carrier signal and other such electrodes coupled to a sensing amplifier, an impedance vs. time signal can be derived that when signal processed provides useful information concerning cardiac performance. The multi-site impedance sensing has been found to yield more robust data especially in patients having CHF.

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CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.ST PAUL, MN3034

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Kadhiresan, V A Lino Lakes, MN 5 811
Nugent, Kevin G Minneapolis, MN 3 715
Salo, Rodney W Fridley, MN 117 6958

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