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Cables/Leads, Apnea Monitors

Definition : Combinations of a cable and several (usually two) leads designed for connection between electrodes placed on the chest (typically on the right and left sides) and an apnea monitor. These combined devices typically consist of flexible wires (leads) that are completely isolated except at the electrode end (known as patient leads) and an integral cable that is connected to the leads at one end and to the apnea monitor at the other end. Apnea monitor cable/leads are used for recording and/or displaying in real time the variations of the electrical impedance in the thorax (that are interpreted as breaths); they are also used to monitor the electrical biosignals of the heart.

Entry Terms : "Apnea Monitor Cables/Leads"

UMDC code : 35338

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Med-Dyne

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Med-Dyne was originally founded as Johnson Medical Specialties, Inc. in Louisville, Kentucky in August of 1993 by E.W. Johnson, Jr.; at which time, the company's main focus was on the wholesaling of filters for oxygen concentrators. Within a few months of operation, Johnson Medical was able to acquire the assets of Terra-Con, Inc., a Vermont based company also specializing in air filtration devices. The Terra-Con operation was relocated to Louisville and operated under the name of Johnson Medical Specialties, Inc.

Medtronic Inc

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At Medtronic, we're changing the face of chronic disease. By working closely with physicians around the world, we create therapies to help patients do things they never thought possible.

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