KW - Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)

This equipment consists basically of three parts: 1) the implantable, multiprogrammable bipolar NCP pulse generator, which is similar to a cardiac pacemaker in size and shape; 2) two helical electrodes, which are wrapped around the vagus nerve and are linked to the pulse generator by a bipolar lead; and 3) a programming wand linked to a computer running programming software, which allows noninvasive programming, functional assessment (device diagnostics), and data retrieval.

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Patente US4702254 - Neurocybernetic prosthesis - …

Implantation of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) in the treatment of patients with medically refractory epilepsy who are unsuitable candidates for conventional epilepsy surgery. The Neurocybernetic Prosthesis (NCP) system, which comprises a pulse generator and bipolar helical lead with an integral tether is implanted during a surgical procedure under general anaesthesia. Stimulation is initiated within 2-4 weeks after surgery. The parameters are programmed to a stimulation frequency of 30 Hz, pulse width of 500 Mius, on/off periods of 30s/300-600 ('standard stimulation') and with the output current being turned up to individual patient tolerance, maximally 3 mA, over the weeks after implantation. The patients are provided with a magnet allowing additional stimulation to be commanded by the patient or carer in case of an aura or a seizure.

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Vagus nerve stimulation is an effective, safe, and well-tolerated treatment in patients with long-standing, refractory partial-onset seizures, and may also be beneficial in other types of seizure. Problems arising during the implantation procedure are rare and manageable.

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