Therapy management techniques for an implantable medical device

  • US 7,072,802 B2
  • Filed: 08/04/2004
  • Issued: 07/04/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/29/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An implantable drug delivery device having a performance data reporting feature, comprising:

  • (a) a housing;

    (b) a drug reservoir positioned in the housing and configured to contain a therapeutic substance;

    (c) a pump fluidly coupled to the drug reservoir;

    (d) electronics positioned in the housing and coupled to the pump and a power source, the electronics including a memory, the memory containing pump performance acquisition instructions;

    (d) a flow control module coupled to the memory for controlling the flow of the therapeutic substance directed from the drug reservoir through an infusion port by the pump;

    (e) a telemetry module coupled to the memory;

    (f) at least one monitoring module coupled to the memory that monitors at least one pump operation variable according to the pump performance acquisition instructions to produce performance data; and

    (g) at least one reporting module coupled to the memory, the reporting module configured to activate the telemetry module to report performance data.

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