Global Patent Index - EP 1159031 A1

EP 1159031 A1 2001-12-05 - CARDIAC JUNCTIONAL REMODELING

Title (en)

CARDIAC JUNCTIONAL REMODELING

Title (de)

REMODELLIERUNG KARDIALER VERBINDUNGSSTRECKEN

Title (fr)

REMODELAGE JONCTIONNEL CARDIAQUE

Publication

EP 1159031 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 00907275 A

Priority

  • US 0003640 W
  • US 11989699 P

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO0047276A1] The invention provides a method of treating a heart to remodel gap junctions, obtain gap junctional remodeling and/or alteration of effective refractory period comprising contacting linked multiple electrode pairs to an epicardial surface of a heart, and connecting the electrode pairs to a pacemaker to apply periodic electrical signals to the epicardial surface through said electrode pairs, said signals being applied for a sufficient time and having characteristics sufficient to remodel gap junctions, obtain gap junctional remodeling and/or alteration of effective refractory period in the heart. The invention also provides a device comprising a strip of electrode material having mounted thereon linked multiple electrode pairs arranged in two columns.

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

A61N 1/368

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 5/0408 (2006.01); A61B 5/0478 (2006.01); A61B 5/0492 (2006.01); A61N 1/05 (2006.01); A61N 1/368 (2006.01); A61N 1/37 (2006.01); A61N 1/39 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61N 1/368 (2013.01); A61N 1/0587 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 0047276A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 0047276 A1 20000817; WO 0047276 A9 20011101; AU 2879900 A 20000829; CA 2360177 A1 20000817; EP 1159031 A1 20011205; JP 2003529389 A 20031007

INPADOC legal status


2005-03-16 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20040901

2001-12-05 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010912

2001-12-05 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

2001-12-05 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI