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ARCH obtains United States patent.

Medtronic, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has patented a method for instantaneously stimulating a mammalian heart. The mammalian heart includes a first atrium and a second atrium. A commencement signal is received. At least one additional signal is received. A plurality of intervals corresponding to the time between two successive signals is measured. An average interval is calculated. One of the plurality of intervals is compared to the average interval. Finally, a contraction signal is instantly transmitted to the second atrium when a difference between the average interval and one of the plurality of intervals is greater than a predetermined time period, instantaneously transmitting a contraction signal to the second atrium. (US 6,442,427)
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Title Annotation:Medtronic, Inc.
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Date:Aug 1, 2002
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