Patent Number: 7,103,414

Title: Combined programming wand and PSA for pacemaker and ICD programmer system

Abstract: A combined programming wand and PSA for physician programmers. A programmer/PSA wand can be connected to known programmers and PSA application software can be installed on the programmer to provide a system with the functionality of a PSA and a programmer in a single piece of clinical equipment. The programmer/PSA wand includes electronics to sense, pace, and shock to facilitate evaluation of indwelling leads during implantation of the implantable device and leads to facilitate programming of the device. The system includes one or more displays and control inputs that can provide information to a clinician at a single point that is typically provided with separate programmer and PSA equipment. The system provides increased efficiency, reduced opportunities for errors and/or equipment malfunction, and integrated data collection.

Inventors: Poore; John W. (South Pasadena, CA), Falkenberg; Eric (Simi Valley, CA), Bornzin; Gene A. (Simi Valley, CA)

Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.

International Classification: A61N 1/18 (20060101); A61N 1/372 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/05/02018