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Empower your patients with drug-resistant epilepsy to live fuller lives and achieve their full potential.
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.
Empower your patients with drug-resistant epilepsy to live fuller lives and achieve their full potential
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VNS Therapy™ for Pediatric Patients
Examine the efficacy, safety, and quality of life benefits VNS Therapy™ can offer your pediatric patients with drug-resistant epilepsy
VNS Therapy™ for Adult Patients
Explore the benefits VNS Therapy™ can offer your adult patients with drug-resistant epilepsy, including improvements in seizure control and quality of life
Watch real-life testimonials about how VNS Therapy has provided life-changing seizure control for adult and pediatric patients with drug-resistant epilepsy
The nerve to move beyond medication.
When managing drug-resistant epilepsy (DRE), medications alone won’t be enough to help your patients achieve seizure control or provide improved quality of life. As soon as you suspect DRE, consider non-drug treatment options and speak to your patients about them. The sooner you act, the more likely you are to mitigate the serious consequences of DRE.
Understanding the treatment goals for DRE
Goals for patients with DRE include1:
Improving long-term seizure control
- Fewer, shorter, less severe seizures
- Improved postictal recovery
Minimizing treatment-related side effects
Ensuring treatment adherence
Maximizing quality of life
Effective management of DRE requires a proactive treatment strategy
VNS Therapy™ is a well established neuromodulation therapy in use for DRE patients and has been shown to offer quality-of-life benefits that can help patients overcome obstacles they face in everyday life.
VNS Therapy™ stimulates the vagus nerve, sending mild electrical pulses to the brain to help prevent seizures2
Uses an implantable generator and lead and can be programmed to fit the needs of each patient2
Unlike invasive brain surgeries, VNS Therapy™ involves a short outpatient procedure that usually takes 1 to 2 hours2
Treatment is delivered automatically, maximizing adherence for optimal seizure control2
VNS Therapy™ controls seizures in three ways
Helps prevent seizures by delivering treatment at regular intervals all day, every day2
Helps stop or shorten a seizure by responding to a rapid increase in heart rate, a potential seizure biomarker2-4
*Only available in models 106, 1000, and 1000-D
Helps stop or shorten a seizure once it starts by passing the included VNS Therapy Magnet over the generator2
Responsive VNS Therapy in action
The nerve to trust 25 years of real-world experience
VNS Therapy™ is built on a legacy that spans over 2 decades. With over 1 million patient-years of treatment experience, it’s easy to see why so many physicians choose to treat DRE with VNS Therapy.
prescribed device for treating DRE5
Only DRE neurostimulation therapy indicated to treat children as young as 4 years old2
125,000+ patients treated, including 35,000 children5
75% of patients chose to replace their device at the end of service5
References: 1. Boon P, Ryvlin P, Wheless JW, et al. European Neurological Review. 2015;10(2):171-175. 2. VNS Therapy System® Epilepsy Physician’s Manual (US), May 2020, LivaNova USA, Inc. Houston, TX. 3. Fisher RS, Afra P, Macken M, et al. Neuromodulation. 2016;19:188-195. 4. Hirsch M, Altenmüller DM, Schulze-Bonhage A. Epilepsia. 2015;56(10):1639-1647. 5. Data on file, LivaNova, Inc., Houston, TX.