US Patent No: 7,103,410

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Apparatus and method for reversal of myocardial remodeling with electrical stimulation

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20040049236

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An apparatus and method for reversing ventricular remodeling with electro-stimulatory therapy. A ventricle is paced by delivering one or more stimulatory pulses in a manner such that a stressed region of the myocardium is pre-excited relative to other regions in order to subject the stressed region to a lessened preload and afterload during systole. The unloading of the stressed myocardium over time effects reversal of undesirable ventricular remodeling.

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CARDIAC PACEMAKERS, INC.ST PAUL, MN2890

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Kenknight, Bruce H Maple Grove, MN 248 6463
Kramer, Andrew P Stillwater, MN 410 6545
Salo, Rodney W Fridley, MN 187 6045
Spinelli, Julio C Shoreview, MN 276 6056

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