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1. (WO2001030436) DEVICE FOR CARDIAC THERAPY

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/030436    International Application No.:    PCT/IL2000/000682
Publication Date: Fri May 04 01:59:59 CEST 2001 International Filing Date: Thu Oct 26 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: A61N 1/362
A61N 1/39
Applicants: IMPULSE DYNAMICS N.V.
PRUTCHI, David
DARVISH, Nissim
ROUTH, Andre G.
HALUSKA, Edward
BELSKY, Ziv
Inventors: PRUTCHI, David
DARVISH, Nissim
ROUTH, Andre G.
HALUSKA, Edward
BELSKY, Ziv
Title: DEVICE FOR CARDIAC THERAPY
Abstract:
A multi-modal cardiotherapy device (100) includes an anti-arrhythmic unit (118) for delivering multiple types of anti-arrhythmic therapy to a heart, a cardiac contractility modulating unit (108) for delivering cardiac contractility modulating signals to the heart, and for applying anti-arrhythmic cardiac contractility modulating signal therapy to the heart, one or more sensing units (112) for sensing electrical signals related to electrical activity of the heart to provide an output signal, one or more detecting units (116) operatively connected to the sensing unit(s) (112) for detecting in the output signal cardiac events of the heart, a controller unit (106) operatively connected to the anti-arrhythmic unit (118), the cardiac contractility modulating unit (108) and the detecting unit(s) (116). The controller unit (106) processes the output of the detecting unit(s) (116) to detect a cardiac arrhythmia or indications of a possible arrhythmia in the heart and controls the application of anti-arrhythmic therapy, anti-arrhythmic cardiac contractility modulating signal therapy, and cardiac contractility modulating therapy to the heart. The device may be an implantable device or a non-implantable device. The device (100) may also include a pacing unit (102). Methods are disclosed for using the device for delivering multi-modal cardiotherapy to the heart.