Patent Number: 7,103,403

Title: Implantable cardiac stimulation system and method for monitoring diastolic function

Abstract: A cardiac stimulation device and method perform a diastolic function test during which an amplitude-based feature of an evoked response is determined for a number of AV or PV delay settings. Stimulation operating parameters may be adjusted in response to a detected change in diastolic function. The diastolic function test may be repeated periodically with results stored in memory for later downloading to an external device allowing a physician to monitor the diastolic response to a selected treatment.

Inventors: Bradley; Kerry (Glendale, CA)

Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.

International Classification: A61N 1/37 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018