US Patent No: 7,438,686

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Apparatus and method for monitoring for disordered breathing

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Abstract

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The present invention relates to a device and method for monitoring for sleep disordered breathing or other types of disordered breathing such as Cheyne-Stokes breathing. More specifically, a device and method for detecting disordered breathing is provided that monitors a physiological parameter, which becomes cyclical due to apnea-hyperpnea (or arousal) alternation and provides the basis for the determination of a number of breathing disorder metrics.

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MEDTRONIC, INC.MINNEAPOLIS, MN5352

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cho, Yong K Maple Grove, MN 90 613
Lawabni, Abed E Minneapolis, MN 2 28
Markowitz, H T Roseville, MN 3 161
Pitschneider, Raylene Maple Grove, MN 3 59
Sheldon, Todd J North Oaks, MN 114 1670
Sowelam, Sameh Maple Grove, MN 17 169

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