Implantable cardiac stimulation device and method which optimizes pacing effectiveness Patent #: 6567700
ApplicationNo. 10126516 filed on 04/22/2002
US Classes:607/9, Heart rate regulating (e.g., pacing)607/14Treating or preventing abnormally high heart rate
ExaminersPrimary: Sykes, Angela D.
Assistant: Bradford, Roderick
Attorney, Agent or Firm
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International ClassesA61N 136
AbstractIn a system that provides bi-atrial and/or bi-ventricular pacing, the system adjusts an interval between paces delivered to the atria, and/or an interval between paces delivered to the ventricles, as a function of heart rate. By adjusting the interval between paces as a function of heart rate, the atria and/or ventricles may be activated in a more synchronous and more hemodynamically efficient fashion.