LivaNova Celebrates 25 Years of Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy
Revolutionary therapy system has treated more than 120,000 patients worldwide
“Celebrating 25 years of VNS Therapy is a significant milestone not only for our company, but for each patient VNS Therapy helps every day,” said
The VNS Therapy System was approved in 1994 and is indicated as an adjunctive therapy in reducing the frequency of seizures that are refractory to seizure medications. Since then, it has become the number one implantable device for DRE—treating more than 120,000 patients including more than 30,000 children across the globe.
“At the worst point, I had over 20 seizures in one day and was rushed by jet to a hospital in another city. I had several brain surgeries there, and after the fourth surgery, it came to a point where I started to ask myself questions, like ‘What’s the purpose of living?’” said Casey, an epilepsy patient. “VNS Therapy helped bring my seizures under better control, and I feel like I’ve been given a second chance at life.”
In addition to helping prevent, stop or shorten seizures, the LivaNova VNS Therapy System is
“While we are incredibly proud of the 25 years of success that patients and their doctors have seen with the VNS Therapy System in Drug-Resistant Epilepsy, there is significant opportunity for further application of this technology,” said
For more information about the LivaNova VNS Therapy System, visit the
Important Safety Information
About VNS Therapy® for Epilepsy
VNS Therapy is clinically proven safe and effective for the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy for adults and children 4 years of age and older. VNS Therapy is designed to prevent seizures before they occur and stop them if they do. It is a unique treatment approach developed for people with drug-resistant epilepsy—a condition that affects one in three people with epilepsy. For more information, visit VNSTherapy.com.
INTENDED USE / INDICATIONS –
Epilepsy—The VNS Therapy System is indicated for use as an adjunctive therapy in reducing the frequency of seizures in patients 4 years of age and older with partial onset seizures that are refractory to antiepileptic medications.
Commonly reported side effects are hoarseness, shortness of breath, sore throat and coughing. Side effects typically occur during stimulation and decrease over time.
See safety information at VNSTherapy.com/safety.
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Director, Corporate Communications