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Medtronic Assigned Patent for Medical Device Sensing and Detection During MRI

Medtronic, Minneapolis, has been assigned a patent (8,229,543) developed by Volkert A. Zeijlemaker, Landgraaf, The Netherlands, for a “medical device sensing and detection during MRI.” The abstract of the patent published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office states: “A medical device includes a sensor for sensing for an MRI gradient magnetic field and a microprocessor configured to operate in a signal processing mode in which electrical signals induced by the gradient magnetic field are not counted as cardiac events.”

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