Implantable heart stimulator and stimulation method

  • US 4,407,288 A
  • Filed: 03/16/1981
  • Issued: 10/04/1983
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/18/1981
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of heart stimulation using an implantable heart stimulator capable of detecting a plurality of arrhythmias and capable of being programmed to undergo a single or multi-mode operation to treat a detected arrhythmia, corresponding to said mode of operation the method comprising the steps of:

  • (a) determining a condition of the heart from among a plurality of conditions of the heart;

    (b) selecting at least one mode of operation of the implantable heart stimulator which operation includes a unique sequence of events corresponding to said determined condition; and

    (c) executing said at least one mode of operation of said implantable heart stimulator thereby to treat said determined heart condition.

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