Patent Number: 7,764,995

Title: Method and apparatus to modulate cellular regeneration post myocardial infarct

Abstract: A system delivers cardiac pacing therapy and chemical and/or biological therapy to modulate myocardial tissue growth in a heart after myocardial infarction (MI). The system includes an agent delivery device to release one or more agents to an MI region to modulate myocardial tissue growth in that region, and a cardiac rhythm management (CRM) device to deliver pacing pulses to enhance the effects of the one or more agents by altering myocardial wall stress and cardiac workload. In one embodiment, the system is an implantable system including an implantable agent delivery device and an implantable CRM device.

Inventors: Girouard; Steven D. (Woodbury, MN), Ross; Jeffrey (Roseville, MN), Salo; Rodney W. (Fridley, MN)

Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

International Classification: A61N 1/36 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018