Inventors: Tracee Eidenschink, Roger Hastings, and Tamara C. Baynham
US Patent Number: 9,409,012
Granted: August 9, 2016
Pacemaker integrated with vascular intervention catheter
Cardioprotective pacing is applied to prevent and/or reduce cardiac injury associated with myocardial infarction (MI) and revascularization procedure. Pacing pulses are generated from a flexible pacemaker circuit integrated with a percutaneous transluminal vascular intervention (PTVI) device and delivered through pacing electrodes incorporated onto the PTVI device during the revascularization procedure.