Method and apparatus for communicating with medical device systems

  • US 6,561,975 B1
  • Filed: 10/25/2000
  • Issued: 05/13/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/19/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A telemetry arrangement for communicatively coupling an implanted medical device with a medical information communications system, the telemetry arrangement comprising:

  • an article configured and arranged to be physically coupled to and donned on a body; and

    an antenna member disposed on the article and configured and arranged to establish a communications link between the implanted device and the medical communications system;

    a pair of ECG electrodes disposed on the article in an arrangement to sense cardiac signals from a patient'"'"'s heart; and

    means for coupling the ECG electrodes to the medical communications system.

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