Patent Number: 6,254,425

Title: Electrical connector for cardiac devices

Abstract: A temporary cardiac pacing wire, or a similar device, includes a pair of flexible electrode wires extending conjointly from a distal end of the pacing wire to its proximal end, where two electrically conductive sections are located. The conductive sections are suitable for connection to a power source adapted to generate electrical signals for stimulating, pacing, sensing, monitoring or defibrillating the heart of a patient. One conductive section results from the distal end of a Keith-type needle that breaks away from the rest of the needle. The other conductive section is arranged at the free end of a third electrode wire which is movable independently of the other two electrode wires, thereby permitting its connection to the power source in a plug-like fashion.

Inventors: Shchervinsky; Semyon (Whitehouse Station, NJ), Clerc; Claude O. (Flemington, NJ), Ilori; Alex (Flemington, NJ)

Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.

International Classification: A61N 1/375 (20060101); A61N 1/05 (20060101); A61N 1/372 (20060101); H01R 011/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018