HATLESTAD, JOHN D (Total 248 Patents Found)

The health state of a subject is automatically evaluated or predicted using at least one implantable device. In varying examples, the health state is determined by sensing or receiving information about at least one physiological process having a circadian rhythm whose presence, absence, or baseline change is associate...
Disordered breathing events may be classified as central, obstructive or a combination of central an obstructive in origin based on patient motion associated with respiratory effort. Central disordered breathing is associated with disrupted respiration with reduced respiratory effort. Obstructive disordered breathing i...
Systems and methods for automatically powering and communicating with an implantable medical device through an inductive link are disclosed. A preferred embodiment comprises an inductive coil or set of such coils. One coil may be mounted or installed on or near the bed of a patient as a component of a transmission modu...
An apparatus comprises plurality of sensors and a processor. Each sensor provides a sensor signal that includes physiological information and at least one sensor is implantable. The processor includes a physiological change event detection module that detects a physiological change event from a sensor signal and produc...
An implantable or other ambulatory medical apparatus comprises a posture sensing circuit, a physiologic sensing circuit that senses a time varying physiologic signal, and a processor circuit. The processor circuit includes a posture calculation circuit and a measurement circuit. The posture calculation circuit determin...
Devices and methods for detecting disordered breathing involve determining that the patient is asleep and sensing one or more signals associated with disordered breathing indicative of sleep-disordered breathing while the patient is asleep. Sleep-disordered breathing is detected using the sensed signals associated with...
Devices and methods for sleep detection involve the use of an adjustable threshold for detecting sleep onset and termination. A method for detecting sleep includes adjusting a sleep threshold associated with a first sleep-related signal using a second sleep-related signal. The first sleep-related signal is compared to ...
Systems and methods provide for detecting snoring, and for determining the presence of sleep disordered breathing using detected snoring. Snoring indicative signals generated by one or more patient-internal or external sensors are detected. The presence of sleep disordered breathing is algorithmically determined, patie...
This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods for measuring the dynamics of pulmonary congestion in heart failure subjects over time to monitor the subjects susceptibility to pulmonary edema, including sensing and receiving information indicative of a bodily pressure and information indicative of pul...
An example method includes monitoring a first posture including a first lateral decubitus posture (LDP), recording a first LDP record based on the first LDP, computing a first posture trend based on the first LDP record and determining and providing a wellness indication based on the first posture trend....
Systems and methods for detecting atrial tachyarrhythmias (AT) such as atrial fibrillation (AF) are disclosed. A medical system can include a cardiac signal sensor circuit to sense a cardiac electrical signal and a heart sound (HS) sensor to sense heart a HS signal. A cardiac electrical signal metric, including a cycle...
Systems and methods for monitoring pulmonary edema or other thoracic fluid status in a subject use thoracic impedance histogram information. An internal or external processor circuit receives the thoracic impedance histogram information and uses it to compute and provide a lung fluid status indication. The thoracic imp...
Methods and devices for configuring the use of a motion sensor in an implantable cardiac device. The electrical signals of the patient's heart are observed and may be correlated to the physical motion of the heart as detected by the motion sensor of the implantable cardiac device in order to facilitate temporal con...
An optical system for detecting vegetation with the use of a single image sensor, such as a charge coupled device (CCD) camera is provided by optical elements which project separate red and near infrared (NIR) images onto the CCD camera. The camera then can supply output signals representative of the two images to a si...
L'invention concerne une méthode de traitement thérapeutique des troubles respiratoires, consistant à détecter l'état du patient et à adapter une thérapie destinée à traiter les troubles respiratoires du patient en fonction de l'état détecté. La thérapie peut être adaptée de manière à être...
A system for performing a sleep study includes an implant able medical device (IMD) having a first sensor configured to obtain a first physiological parameter signal; a second sensor configured to obtain a second physiological parameter signal; and at least one processing device. The at least one processing device is c...
A system and method for evaluating cardiac performance relative to performance of an intrathoracic pressure maneuver is described. Blood pressure is indirectly sensed by directly collecting intracardiac impedance measures through an implantable medical device. Cardiac functional changes to the blood pressure are evalua...
Systems and methods for detecting cardiac conditions such as events indicative of worsening of heart failure (HF) are described. A system can receive a physiological signal from a patient, transform one or more first portions of the physiological signal into respective one or more baseline statistical values, transform...
An example method includes monitoring a first posture including a first lateral decubitus posture (LDP), recording a first LDP record based on the first LDP, computing a first posture trend based on the first LDP record and determining and providing a wellness indication based on the first posture trend....
Systems and methods involve use of a medical device comprising sensing circuitry. One or more respiratory parameters are detected using the device. Patient baseline weight is provided, and an output signal indicative of a patient's congestive heart failure status is generated based on a change in the one or more re...
Systems and methods obtain information that allows detection of whether a patient suffers from congestion by monitoring a response of the patient to a recumbent position of the patient's body. The patient may be monitored to determine a respiration pattern for a non-recumbent position such as standing and a respira...
An apparatus comprises plurality of sensors and a processor. Each sensor provides a sensor signal that includes physiological information and at least one sensor is implantable. The processor includes a physiological change event detection module that detects a physiological change event from a sensor signal and produc...
In an embodiment, an implantable medical device includes a controller circuit, a posture sensing circuit, and a physiological sensing circuit. The controller circuit senses a change in a physiological signal as a result of a change in posture, and generates a response as a function of that change. In another embodiment...
A sleep quality assessment approach involves collecting data based on detected physiological or non-physiological patient conditions. At least one of detecting patient conditions and collecting data is performed using an implantable device. Sleep quality may be evaluated using the collected data by an implantable or pa...
A device can include at least a first physiologic sensor circuit configured to provide a first physiologic signal, a second physiologic sensor circuit configured to provide a second physiologic signal, and a processor circuit. The processor circuit includes a principal component analysis circuit configured to represent...
A device embodiment is configured to deliver vagal stimulation therapy (VST) to a vagus nerve of a patient. The device embodiment includes a neural stimulator, an implantable impedance sensor and an impedance analyzer. The neural stimulator is configured to deliver the VST to the vagus nerve in a cervical region of the...
An apparatus comprises plurality of sensors and a processor. Each sensor provides a sensor signal that includes physiological information and at least one sensor is implantable. The processor includes a physiological change event detection module that detects a physiological change event from a sensor signal and produc...
Methods and systems are directed to acquiring and organizing information associated with at least one syncope event. A syncope event may be a suspected syncope event, a verified syncope event or a syncope event that is suspected and verified. Automated processes are used to collect information associated with at least ...
The health state of a subject is automatically evaluated or predicted using at least one implantable device. In varying examples, the health state is determined by sensing or receiving information about at least one physiological process having a circadian rhythm whose presence, absence, or baseline change is associate...
An approach to providing disordered breathing therapy includes providing therapy based on a prediction of disordered breathing. One or more patient conditions are detected and used to predict disordered breathing. Therapy is delivered to mitigate the predicted disordered breathing. The disordered breathing therapy may ...
An apparatus comprises plurality of sensors and a processor. Each sensor provides a sensor signal that includes physiological information and at least one sensor is implantable. The processor includes a physiological change event detection module that detects a physiological change event from a sensor signal and produc...
This document discusses, among other things, systems and methods to determine amplitude and morphology variations of a first heart sound over a first number of cardiac cycles, and to calculate an atrial fibrillation metric indicative of an atrial fibrillation episode of the heart using the determined amplitude and morp...
A sleep quality assessment approach involves collecting data based on detected physiological or non-physiological patient conditions. At least one of detecting patient conditions and collecting data is performed using an implantable device. Sleep quality may be evaluated using the collected data by an implantable or pa...
Systems and methods for monitoring pulmonary edema or other thoracic fluid status in a subject use thoracic impedance histogram information. An internal or external processor circuit receives the thoracic impedance histogram information and uses it to compute and provide a lung fluid status indication. The thoracic imp...
Systems, devices and methods for defining, identifying and using health-related significant events are disclosed. One aspect is a programmable device having machine executable instructions for performing a method to assist with managing a patient's health. In various embodiments, at least one previously-defined eve...
A device embodiment is configured to deliver vagal stimulation therapy (VST) to a vagus nerve of a patient. The device embodiment includes a neural stimulator, an implantable impedance sensor and an impedance analyzer. The neural stimulator is configured to deliver the VST to the vagus nerve in a cervical region of the...
Devices and methods for detecting disordered breathing involve determining that the patient is asleep and sensing one or more signals associated with disordered breathing indicative of sleep-disordered breathing while the patient is asleep. Sleep-disordered breathing is detected using the sensed signals associated with...
An event-based approach to collecting and organizing information associated with events affecting respiration is presented. The detection or prediction of an event affecting the respiration of a patient initiates acquisition of information associated with the event. The respiratory logbook system acquires information w...
A system includes an implantable medical device that includes a trans-thoracic impedance measurement circuit providing a trans-thoracic impedance signal of a subject. A controller is coupled to the trans-thoracic impedance circuit. The controller extracts a respiration signal from the trans-thoracic impedance signal, m...
Devices and methods for detecting disordered breathing involve determining that the patient is asleep and sensing one or more signals associated with disordered breathing indicative of sleep-disordered breathing while the patient is asleep. Sleep-disordered breathing is detected using the sensed signals associated with...
Disordered breathing events may be classified as central, obstructive or a combination of central an obstructive in origin based on patient motion associated with respiratory effort. Central disordered breathing is associated with disrupted respiration with reduced respiratory effort. Obstructive disordered breathing i...