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Patent Issued for Cardiac Pacemakers and Pacing Methods

August 25, 2014



By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cardiovascular Week -- A patent by the inventor Gupta, Himanshu (Birmingham, AL), filed on February 16, 2011, was published online on August 12, 2014, according to news reporting originating from Alexandria, Virginia, by NewsRx correspondents (see also Himanshu Gupta).

Patent number 8805499 is assigned to Himanshu Gupta (Birmingham, AL).

The following quote was obtained by the news editors from the background information supplied by the inventors: "Cardiac pacemakers are used to treat or manage cardiac abnormalities and pathology. Pacemaker leads are positioned in the heart to deliver electrical pulses to the myocardium. The standard location for pacing the right ventricle with a pacemaker is at the right ventricular apex."

In addition to the background information obtained for this patent, NewsRx journalists also obtained the inventor's summary information for this patent: "Cardiac pacemakers and methods of pacing a heart are disclosed. For example, provided is a cardiac pacemaker that comprises a pulse generator adapted to produce one or more electrical pulses for transmission to a heart. The cardiac pacemaker can further comprise at least a first electrode in communication with the pulse generator. The first electrode is adapted to be operatively positioned to transmit an electrical stimulation pulse selectively to the tricuspid annular region of the heart. The cardiac pacemaker can further comprise a control unit in communication with the pulse generator. The control unit is configured to trigger a stimulation pulse from the pulse generator for transmission to the tricuspid annular region of the heart.

"An example method of pacing a heart comprises positioning an electrode relative to the heart so that an electrical stimulation pulse can be transmitted selectively to the tricuspid annular region of the heart. The method can further comprise transmitting an electrical stimulation pulse through the electrode selectively to the tricuspid annular region of the heart. The electrical stimulation pulse can cause electrical activity in the heart and can provide pacing of the heart.

"The details of aspects of the devices, systems and methods are set forth in the accompanying drawings and the description below. Other features, objects, and advantages will be apparent from the description and drawings, and from the claims."

URL and more information on this patent, see: Gupta, Himanshu. Cardiac Pacemakers and Pacing Methods. U.S. Patent Number 8805499, filed February 16, 2011, and published online on August 12, 2014. Patent URL: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8805499.PN.&OS=PN/8805499RS=PN/8805499

Keywords for this news article include: Cardiology, Pacemakers, Himanshu Gupta, Medical Devices.

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Source: Cardiovascular Week


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