OUR MEDTRONIC DBS SYSTEM

OUR MEDTRONIC DBS SYSTEM

Tailored to your
individual needs

Our Medtronic DBS system has technology and features that will make a difference for you now and into the future.

Your doctor will recommend the right Activa® device for your needs.


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ACTIVA® PC NEUROSTIMULATOR

ACTIVA® PC NEUROSTIMULATOR

ACTIVA™ PC NEUROSTIMULATOR

STIMULATES TWO SIDES WITH ONE DEVICE

Activa® PC delivers stimulation to both sides of the brain through two leads (thin wires).

NO BATTERY MAINTENANCE

The battery does not need to be recharged.
The neurostimulator lasts 3 to 5 years on average, depending on the programmed settings.

MRI SAFETY

Medtronic offers the only DBS neurostimulators approved for full-body MRI under specific conditions of use.1

PLACEMENT

The neurostimulator is typically implanted near the collarbone.

SIZE

The device is not shown actual size.

Height 2.6" (65 mm)
Width 1.9" (49 mm)
Depth 0.6" (15 mm)

The device that appears in this graphic is a representation of a Medtronic device. The graphic does not include certain identifying information that may appear on Medtronic devices, such as model number or serial number.

ACTIVA® RC NEUROSTIMULATOR

ACTIVA® SC NEUROSTIMULATOR


DBS PATIENT PROGRAMMER

DBS PATIENT PROGRAMMER

You will have a device, similar to a remote control, that allows you to turn the DBS system on and off and to check the battery. You may also be able to adjust the stimulation within the options programmed by your doctor. The patient programmer will alert you about three months before the battery runs out, so you have plenty of time to plan for replacement.


PROGRAMMED FOR YOUR NEEDS AND OFFER MORE CONTROL

Your doctor will program your Medtronic DBS system to best control your current symptoms. You will:

  • Gain more flexibility in your therapy with the ability to switch from the predefined settings established by your clinician.
  • Gain some control over your DBS therapy. The patient programmer provides you with multiple control options – simple and advanced mode – so you can be involved in your therapy.

STORES YOUR THERAPY INFORMATION

The neurostimulator stores important data about itself and the programmed settings that have worked for you in the past. This means you don't need to carry such records if you travel or switch clinics. A doctor can access the information in your neurostimulator with a clinician programmer.


YOUR SAFETY IS OUR FOREMOST PRIORITY

Your safety is our foremost priority. Medtronic’s latest generation of devices are built with the highest safety standards and your best treatment in mind.

While some DBS devices have reed switches that can make the device more susceptible to interference from everyday electromagnetic interference, Medtronic Activa® devices do not, meaning you can walk through shop theft detectors and airport security gates with peace of mind that they won’t turn your device off unintentionally.


References

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For a listing of indications, contraindications, precautions, MRI compatibility of specific Activa® devices, MRI conditional labelling, warnings and potential adverse events, please refer to the instructions for use.