Global Patent Index - EP 0988088 A1

EP 0988088 A1 2000-03-29 - SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VENTRICULAR DEFIBRILLATION

Title (en)

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VENTRICULAR DEFIBRILLATION

Title (de)

EINRICHTUNG UND VERFAHREN ZUR VENTRIKULÄREN DEFIBRILLATION

Title (fr)

SYSTEME ET PROCEDE DE DEFIBRILLATION VENTRICULAIRE

Publication

EP 0988088 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98923795 A

Priority

  • US 9810741 W
  • US 86377397 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9853879A1] The present invention includes a defibrillation system and method for treating a heart experiencing a ventricular arrhythmia by preconditioning a region of cardiac tissue surrounding a defibrillation electrode using a plurality of high energy pacing pulses. The plurality of high energy electrical pulses are provided to the region of cardiac tissue surrounding the first defibrillation electrode to prevent aberrant ventricular contractions of the heart for a quiescent interval after the defibrillation shock has been delivered, thus increasing the probability of converting the fibrillating heart. The plurality of electrical pulses can also be provided to the region of cardiac tissue surrounding the defibrillation electrode to affect the state of coarse ventricular fibrillation complex signals, where the plurality of electrical pacing pulses affecting the state of coarse ventricular fibrillation complex signals creates or augments coarse ventricular fibrillation complex signals. The coarse ventricular fibrillation complex signals can then be used to coordinate the delivery of a defibrillation level shock.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61N 1/39

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61N 1/39 (2006.01); H03C 5/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61N 1/3962 (2013.01); H03C 5/00 (2013.01); A61N 1/3987 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9853879A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH DE FR GB IE IT LI NL

EPO simple patent family

WO 9853879 A1 19981203; CA 2291039 A1 19981203; EP 0988088 A1 20000329

INPADOC legal status


2003-03-05 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20021212

2000-03-29 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 19991222

2000-03-29 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH DE FR GB IE IT LI NL