Implantable device reduces seizures

Similar to a pacemaker that monitors and responds to heart rhythms, the RNS System is the first and only medical device that can monitor and respond to brain activity.

The NeuroPace RNS System is an implantable device that constantly monitors for seizures and interrupts them without the patient feeling a thing. Similar to a pacemaker that monitors and responds to heart rhythms, the RNS System is the first and only medical device that can monitor and respond to brain activity.

Gabriel U. Martz, M.D., director of Norton Neuroscience Institute Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, explained which patients might benefit from NeuroPace.

“While an extensive workup for refractory epilepsy is required for a patient to be a candidate for the RNS System, it provides proven targeted treatment for adults who have disabling seizures not controlled by medication,” he said.

Patients treated with the RNS System experience significant seizure reductions that continue to improve over time, achieving 60 percent seizure reduction at three years and 66 percent seizure reduction at six years.

For more information on NeuroPace, call Norton Neuroscience Institute at (502) 394-6390. Patients interested in the NeuroPace system should contact their physician.


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