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how does VNS Therapy work?

The VNS Therapy Difference

Designed for more seizure-free moments, VNS Therapy has the ability to not only prevent seizures before they start but stop them if they do.

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What does VNS Therapy involve?

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 stop seizures before they start.

An additional dose of therapy may stop or shorten your seizure, decrease its intensity and shorten your recovery time.

VNS Therapy includes a short outpatient procedure which takes about an hour. Most people go home the same day.

The 3 modes of VNS Therapy explained

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Standard Mode

Prevention Delivery

Therapy is delivered at regular intervals throughout the day in an effort to stop seizures before they start.

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Detect & Respond*

Responsive Delivery

Responsive automatic delivery of an extra dose of therapy (when a rapid increase in heart rate is detected that may be associated with seizures) in an effort to stop a seizure once it starts.

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Magnet Mode

On-Demand Delivery

Provides you or a caregiver the ability to manually deliver an additional dose of therapy in an effort to stop a seizure once it starts.

*Also known as AutoStim Mode. Only available in the 106 model.