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Unwanted stimulation detection during cardiac pacing
The disclosure relates to systems and methods for cardiac rhythm management. In some cases, a system may include a pulse generator for generating pacing pulses...
System and method for monitoring patient condition using atrial timing
A system and method for using an implantable cardiac stimulation device to monitor a patient for the progress of an existing condition and/or early detection of...
Determination of hemodynamic intolerance of ventricular pacing
In some examples, this disclosure describes techniques for assessing hemodynamic intolerance of ventricular pacing. A method comprises sensing a parameter...
Method for calculating an estimate of a time-varying physiological
A medical device performs a method for computing an estimate of a physiological variable. The method includes sensing a physiological signal and measuring an...
Methods for determining neurostimulation electrode configurations based on
Methods and systems for obtaining and analyzing electromyography responses of electrodes of an implanted neurostimulation lead for use neurostimulation...
Integration of neurostimulator programming modes
A system and method for programming a neurostimulation device coupled to a plurality of electrodes implanted adjacent tissue of a patient are provided. A first...
Neurostimulation titration process
Systems and methods are provided for delivering neurostimulation therapies to patients for treating chronic heart failure. A titration process is used to...
Methods, systems, and devices for pairing vagus nerve stimulation with
motor therapy in stroke patients
A method of treating motor deficits in a stroke patient, comprising assessing a patient's motor deficits, determining therapeutic goals for the patient, based...
Microburst electrical stimulation of cranial nerves for the treatment of
Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatus for treating a medical condition in a patient using an implantable medical device by applying an electrical...
Methods and associated neural prosthetic devices for bridging brain areas
to improve function
Methods for bridging brain sites between which there is substantially no effective communication, and associated neural prosthetic devices, are provided. A...
Method for selectively performing local and radial peripheral stimulation
A control system for use with a neurostimulator comprises a user interface for receiving an input from a user and a controller. The user interface has a first...
Neurostimulation system and method for automatically adjusting stimulation
and reducing energy requirements...
A neurostimulation system comprising stimulation output circuitry configured for delivering stimulation pulses to target tissue in accordance with a set of...
Method, system and apparatus for automated termination of a therapy for an
epileptic event upon a determination...
A method comprising detecting an epileptic event in a patient; applying an electrical therapy to a first target area in at least one of a brain region or a...
Systems and methods for facilitating apical electrode stimulation by an
electro-acoustic stimulation system
An exemplary system includes an electro-acoustic stimulation ("EAS") device, a cochlear implant, an electrode lead comprising a plurality of basal electrodes...
Systems and methods for maximizing loudness sensation in a cochlear
An exemplary system includes a processing facility configured to process an audio signal presented to a cochlear implant patient and a control facility...
Stimulus signal for simultaneous measurement of auditory steady state
responses and psychophysical pitch...
Arrangements are described for fitting a cochlear implant system to an implanted patient. A test stimulation sequence is delivered to the implanted patient...
Implantable sound sensor for hearing prostheses
A sound sensor implantable in a recipient of a hearing device. The sound sensor comprises a biocompatible housing comprising a cavity having an opening at a...
Iontophoretic system for transdermal delivery of active agents for
therapeutic and medicinal purposes
An embodiment of a system includes a power source and at least two electrode assembles. The power source that an output current that alternates between a...
Electrical stimulation leads and systems with elongate anchoring elements
An electrical stimulation lead includes at least one lead body and at least one thin, elongate anchoring element. The lead body defines at least one anchoring...
Microelectrode and multiple microelectrodes
A medical microelectrode includes an elongate electrode body including a tip section, a main body section and, optionally, a coupling section. The tip section,...
Peelable lid for container with multi-point peel system
A peelable lid system includes a peelable lid, a seal configured to seal the peelable lid to a container, a handle coupled to the peelable lid, and a lifting...
Method of providing agents to the cochlea
Provided is a method of transfecting cells of the cochlea with an agent by electroporation, and in certain embodiments using a cochlear implant to provide at...
A medical connector for use with one or more medical implements. In some embodiments, the connector minimizes or eliminates the retrograde flow of fluid into...
Sintered porous polymeric caps and vents for components of medical devices
The present application provides a device and methods of making and using these devices. The devices comprise porous caps and porous vents made from sintered...
Method for forming, opening and/or evaluating a connection site
System, apparatus and method for opening a heat-bonded connection formed between two hollow, flexible thermoplastic conduits. A pressure difference is created...
Silicone tubing and method for making and using same
Silicone tube structures are formed having a particular dimensional accuracy. In one embodiment, a silicone tube structure can include an extruded hollow body...
Venous access port with molded and/or radiopaque indicia
A venous access port assembly having a base, a peripheral surface, and a septum. The base defines an interior reservoir. The peripheral surface includes...
Pressure vented fluid reservoir for a fluid infusion device
Disclosed herein is a fluid infusion device of the type that delivers medication fluid to the body of a patient. The device includes or cooperates with a fluid...
Hollow needlelike object and method for manufacturing hollow needlelike
According to one embodiment, a method for manufacturing a hollow needlelike object including a hollow part inside includes: a step of preparing a first...
A syringe includes a sleeve and a pressure vessel with high pressure fluid therein. The sleeve further comprises a sleeve piston. As the high pressure vessel...
An enema includes a liquid in a dispenser having a bottle, a nozzle attached to the bottle, and a valve. The valve may be a membrane having a slit and a...
Devices for maintaining patency of surgically created channels in tissue
Devices and methods for altering gaseous flow within a lung to improve the expiration cycle of an individual, particularly individuals having chronic...
Methods for inhibiting reperfusion injury
A method that includes introducing a catheter assembly to an obstructed region of a blood vessel lumen and recanalizing the obstructed region with the catheter...
Apparatus for reinforcing medical balloons
Disclosed is an apparatus for reinforcing medical balloons. The apparatus may be used for reinforcing any medical balloon by using a hollow tubular ...
Balloon catheter and method of manufacture
A method of manufacturing a balloon catheter in which an extruded tubular balloon parison is attached to a component of a catheter shaft prior to blow molding a...
Reperfusion injury devices
A catheter configured for performing reperfusion by alternatively occluding a vessel so as to prevent fluid flow and removing that occlusion to allow fluid flow...
Optical imaging probe connector method by deforming a cross section and
cutting at an oblique angle
An elongated optical guidewire assembly, such as for optically imaging a patient from within another catheter, can have a lead portion and a probe portion. A...
Catheter drive system with control handle rotatable about two axes
separated from housing by shaft
Drive systems and methods of use are disclosed herein for performing medical procedures on a patient. The drive systems include various handle types and...
Components and methods for accommodating guidewire catheters on a catheter
Various embodiments provide systems and methods for controlling a catheter with a catheter positioning device by using a remote controller and a guidewire...
Transseptal needle assembly
A transseptal needle assembly comprised of a cannula, a handle assembly and a stylet is described. The cannula of the needle assembly is of a uniform body...
Method of fabricating an electrical lead
A catheter includes a handle, a catheter sheath having at least one conductor within a lumen of the catheter sheath, and a stylet received within the catheter...
Systems and methods for driving nebulizers
In various arrangements, a nebulizer element of a nebulizer may be energized with a drive signal. A phase offset of the drive signal may be measured. A phase...
Limb for breathing circuit
A limb for a breathing circuit manufactured from very thin walled polymer materials has an elongate axial reinforcing spine lying freely inside the conduit and...
Methods and devices for passive residual lung volume reduction and
functional lung volume expansion
The volume of a hyperinflated lung compartment is reduced by sealing a distal end of the catheter in an airway feeding the lung compartment. Air passes out of...
System and method for diagnosis and treatment of a breathing pattern of a
Described is a system including a sensor and a processing arrangement. The sensor measures data corresponding to a patient's breathing patterns. The processing...
Integrated diagnostic and therapeutic system and method for improving
treatment of subject with complex and...
The present invention relates to an integrated sleep diagnosis and treatment device, and more particularly to an integrated apnea diagnosis and treatment...
Integrated pulmonary index for weaning from mechanical ventilation
There is provided herein a system for weaning a patient from mechanical ventilation (MV), the system comprising a ventilation device and a controller comprising...
An active inhaler for delivery of an inhalation formulation has an overall flow resistance of at least 60,000 Pa.sup.1/2 s/m.sup.3 for ambient air drawn into a...
Dose counters for inhalers, inhalers and methods of assembly thereof
A method of assembling an inhaler for inhaling medicament, the inhaler having a body for retaining a medicament store and a dose counter having a moveable...
A medical gas condition system for supplying a liquid hydration fluid to a hydrator before or during an ongoing medical procedure by coupling the flow of liquid...