Patent Number: 6,253,107

Title: Cardiac pacing to induce heart rate variability

Abstract: Heart function is improved by inducing heart rate variability through cardiac pacing. Electrical pacing signals are generated and applyied to a heart to improve heart function. The pacing signals are controlled to vary a heart rate during periods of less than five minutes in duration to induce beneficial heart rate variability.

Inventors: Albrecht; Paul (Bedford, MA), Arnold; Jeffrey M. (Wellesley, MA)

Assignee: Cambridge Heart, Inc.

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

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018