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WHAT IS DBS?
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) uses a small, surgically implanted device called a stimulator to send signals to a targeted area of your brain. The stimulation can improve your motor function by reducing symptoms such as tremor and rigidity. For many patients, DBS therapy can be life changing.
SWITCHING UP YOUR BATTERY
If you already have DBS therapy, you might notice a reduction in the effectiveness of your DBS treatment over time. The fact is batteries do not last forever and need to be replaced when they outlive their life cycle or effectiveness. The good news is battery replacement is not complicated and is done as an out-patient procedure. The leads in your brain remain intact; only the battery in your chest will be replaced.
UPGRADE TO BOSTON SCIENTIFIC
If you’re a DBS patient with another system and it’s time to replace your battery, you may be able to upgrade to a Boston Scientific battery. Boston Scientific batteries (also referred to as stimulators or IPGs) are compatible with many systems.
LIFE AFTER THE SWITCH
DBS patient Matt Eagles shares his story on the impact of switching to a Boston Scientific battery.
WHAT DOCTORS ARE SAYING
Dr Richard Bucholz talks about the importance of the right battery in DBS therapy.
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Compared to all EU commercially available DBS IPG's from 2010 onwards.
Intrepid Study : Vitek JL, Jain R, Chen L, et al. Subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation with a multiple independent constant current-controlled device in Parkinson’s disease (INTREPID): a multicenter, double-blind, randomised, sham-controlled study. Lancet Neurology. 2020;19(6):491‐501. doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(20)30108-3
Results from case studies are not necessarily predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.
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