Patent Number: 6,169,923

Title: Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator with automatic arrhythmia detection criteria adjustment

Abstract: An arrhythmia detection system provides automatic detection criteria adjustment in an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator that applies arrhythmia terminating electrical energy to a heart responsive to detection of the arrhythmic episode of the heart. A first detector detects arrhythmic episodes of the heart in accordance with detection criteria. A second detection confirms the detection of each arrhythmic episode by the first detector and a detection criteria regulator adjusts the detection criteria of the first detector responsive to confirmation results provided by the second detector.

Inventors: Kroll; Mark W. (Orono, MN)

Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.

International Classification: A61N 1/39 (20060101); A61N 1/362 (20060101); A61N 001/39 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018