Patent Number: 6,434,429

Title: Implant with close and long-range telemetry

Abstract: An electromedical implant (1), in particular a cardiac pacemaker, having a close-range telemetry device for data exchange with an external apparatus (2), which includes at least a close-range antenna (47) and a close-range transmitter/receiver unit with a close-range transmitter (44), a telemetry unit (45) connected thereto and an antenna interface device (46) which is connected to the telemetry unit (45) and by way of which the close-range antenna (47) is connected to the close-range transmitter/receiver unit, wherein there is provided a long-range transmitter (48) connected to the telemetry unit (45) to provide a long-range telemetry device.

Inventors: Kraus; Michael (Forchheim, DE), Lang; Martin (Grossenseebach, DE), Lang; Berhard (Feucht, DE), Neudecker; Johannes (Erlangen, DE), Beetz; Klemens (Erlangen, DE), Nagelschmidt; Axel (Erlangen, DE), Potschadtke; Jens (Erlangen, DE)

Assignee: Biotronik Mess- und Therapiegeraete GmbH & Co. Ingenieurbuero Berlin

International Classification: A61B 5/00 (20060101); A61N 1/372 (20060101); H04B 007/00 (); A61N 001/08 ()

Expiration Date: 08/13/2019