Implantable Medical Device And Methods For Automated Detection Of Infection


The invention relates to systems, devices, and methods for detecting infections associated with implantable medical devices. In an embodiment, the invention includes a method of detecting infection in a patient including measuring a physiological parameter using a chronically implanted sensor at a plurality of time points and evaluating the physiological parameter measurements to determine if infection is indicated. In an embodiment, the invention includes an implantable medical device including a first chronically implantable sensor configured to generate a first signal corresponding to a physiological parameter and a controller disposed within a housing, the controller configured to evaluate the first physiological parameter signal to determine if an infection is indicated. Other embodiments are also included herein.

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  • Publication: Nov 12, 2013
  • Application: Aug 3, 2007
    US US 83354807 A
  • Priority: Aug 3, 2007
    US US 83354807 A
  • Priority: Sep 8, 2006
    US US 82510106 P

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