Patent Number: 7,764,999

Title: Linear electrode array to treat mitral regurgitation

Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed for treating mitral regurgitation with electrical stimulation. By providing pacing stimulation to a region of the left ventricle in proximity to the mitral valve apparatus in a manner which pre-excites the region during early ventricular systole, a beneficial effect is obtained which can prevent or reduce the extent of mitral regurgitation.

Inventors: Baynham; Tamara Colette (Blaine, MN)

Assignee: Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.

International Classification: A61N 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 7/27/12018