LivaNova и VNS Неврология
- How it works?
- Is VNS Therapy® right for you?
- Reimbursed by the National Health Insurance Fund
VNS Therapy® is a neuromodulation treatment designed for people with drug-resistant epilepsy 4 years of age and older with partial onset seizures. It can safely lead to fewer and shorter seizures and better recovery after seizures.
Medication alone isn’t the answer for 1/3 of people having seizures. Seizures that continue after trying at least two appropriately prescribed anti-seizure medications are considered drug-resistant epilepsy.
Studies have proven that adding more medications is not likely to control this kind of epilepsy. But despite this data and what we know about the risks of living with drug-resistant epilepsy, many people continue to be prescribed multiple medications instead of being evaluated for non-drug therapy options.
If you’ve tried multiple medications yet continue to have seizures, it may be time to consider alternative treatment options.
VNS Therapy® for Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
VNS Therapy is an add-on neuromodulation treatment designed for people with drug-resistant epilepsy 4 years of age and older with partial onset seizures. It can safely lead to fewer and shorter seizures and better recovery after seizures.
VNS Therapy is a small device is implanted under the skin in the chest and connected to the left vagus nerve in the neck. VNS Therapy delivers mild pulses to the brain through the vagus nerve to help prevent seizures before they start and help stop them if they do.
VNS Therapy has been used to treat more than 125,000 people with drug-resistant epilepsy, including 35,000 children, and has over 25 years of data to support it.
How does VNS Therapy® work?
VNS Therapy is delivered through a device that sends mild pulses to the vagus nerve at regular intervals throughout the day in an effort to prevent seizures.
An additional dose of therapy may stop or shorten your seizure, decrease its intensity and improve recovery after seizures.
VNS Therapy includes a short outpatient procedure, which is not brain surgery.
If you’ve tried multiple medications yet continue to have seizures, it’s time to question your seizure treatment.
Drug-Resistant Epilepsy – What to Expect
35% of people with seizures have the type that are resistant to treatment with medication alone. Most people whose seizures continue after trying two appropriately prescribed medications, have very little chance of achieving seizure freedom with additional drugs.
The goals when treating drug-resistant epilepsy are to enhance quality of life by optimizing long-term seizure control, minimizing side effects, and decreasing seizure severity.
More Seizure-Free Moments
With technology that’s designed for people with drug-resistant epilepsy, VNS Therapy can help overcome the burdens of uncontrolled seizures. It can safely lead to fewer and shorter seizures, less severe seizures and improved recovery after seizures.
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