Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy (TM) more effective in epilepsy patients when used earlier

ostictal state), alertness, mood, verbal communications, memory, and achievement at work or school.

Side effects from AEDs, including weight gain or loss, fatigue, drowsiness and memory problems, often have a serious impact on a patients quality of life, especially if the patient is taking more than one medication, said James B. Renfroe, M.D., pediatric neurologist at the Child Neurology Center of Northwest Florida. VNS Therapy is one treatment option that frees a patient from these life-altering side effects, while at the same time controlling their seizures.

About Epilepsy
Epilepsy is the third most common neurological disorder in the United States and affects nearly 2.3 million people, or one percent of the U.S. population. According to recent estimates, 422,000 U.S. children aged 18 years and younger have been diagnosed with epilepsy, while about 181,000 otherwise healthy Americans of all ages develop epilepsy each year.

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by two or more, unprovoked recurrent seizures. These electrical storms in the brain, which are caused by faster-than-normal activity among the brains nerve cells, affect many of the bodys functions and can cause more than 30 different types of seizures. The severity of seizures ranges from finger twitching to unrecognizable speech to convulsions and unconsciousness.

Available treatments, either drugs or surgery, control seizures in 70 to 80 percent of cases, but for the more than 600,000 American who have refractory epilepsy, seizure control remains elusive and continues to have a significant impact on their personal and professional lives.

About VNS Therapy
VNS Therapy is an innovative long-term therapy for central nervous system disorders, which has been demonstrated to be safe and effective for people with epilepsy. VNS Therapy is delivered via a small pacemaker-like device, implanted just under the skin in the left chest

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