METHOD AND APPARATUS USING VAGAL STIMULATION FOR CONTROL OF VENTRICULAR RATE DURING ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
 Inventors: Leslie A. Geddes, West Lafayette, Ind.;
Tarek Elabbady, Ktrkland, Wash.;
William E. Schoenlein, Lafayette, Ind.;
Matthew Waninger, Frankfort; Joe D.
Bourland. West Lafayette, both of Ind.
 Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation, West
 AppL No.: 624,109
 Filed: Mar. 29,1996
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607/44; 128/702, 703, 705
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Assistant Examiner—George R. Evanisko
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