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OUR MEDTRONIC DBS SYSTEM DBS THERAPY FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE

PROGRAMMED FOR YOUR NEEDS

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 between 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.

THE MEDTRONIC DBS FAMILY

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 device for your needs.

PERCEPTTM PC NEUROSTIMULATOR

PERCEPT PC NEUROSTIMULATOR
  •  PerceptTM PC neurostimulator delivers stimulation to both sides of the brain through two leads (thin wires)
  •  The battery does not need to be recharged
  •  The neurostimulator lasts over 5 years on average, depending on the programmed settings***
  • The neurostimulator is typically implanted near the collarbone.

INCLUDES BRAINSENSETM TECHNOLOGY

BrainsenseTM Technology captures brain signal data direct from your implanted leads.* Your physician can access this data and adjust your settings - personalising your therapy for the best possible outcome.**

MRI SAFETY

PerceptTM PC neurostimulator is the first and only device to have full-body MR Conditional1 access anywhere on the body for both 1.5T and 3T MRI scans.

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* Signal may not be present or measurable in all patients.
** Clinical benefits of brain sensing have not been established.
*** For median energy use in DBS for patients with Parkinson's disease, with moderate (up to two months per year) BrainsenseTM technology usage.

 

PerceptTM PC device features

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ACTIVA RC NEUROSTIMULATOR

Activa RC
  • Activa RC is used with two thin wires (leads) to deliver stimulation to both sides of the brain.
  • The neurostimulator is typically implanted near the collarbone.

RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

The rechargeable battery allows you to keep the same device for 15 years between replacements. Recharge the battery regularly with an external recharger.

MRI SAFETY

Medtronic offers the only DBS neurostimulators approved for MRI full body under specific conditions of use.2

SIZE

The device shown is not actual size.

Height 2.1" (54 mm)
Width 2.1" (54 mm)
Depth 0.4" (11 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 SC NEUROSTIMULATOR

ACTIVA SC NEUROSTIMULATOR
  • Activa SC is used with one lead (thin wire) to deliver stimulation to one side of the brain. Two stimulators are used to stimulate areas on both sides of the brain
  • The battery does not need to be recharged
  • The device lasts 3 to 5 years on average, depending on the programmed settings
  • The neurostimulator is typically implanted near the collarbone.

MRI SAFETY

Medtronic offers the only DBS neurostimulators approved for MRI full body under specific conditions of use.2

SIZE

The device shown is not actual size.

Height 2.1" (54 mm)
Width 2.1" (54 mm)
Depth 0.4" (11 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.

DBS PATIENT PROGRAMMER

DBS PATIENT PROGRAMMER

PerceptTM PC 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. You can check how much battery life is left on your device at any time so you and your doctor will know when to schedule an appointment to replace your neurostimulator.

The battery information is available on the easy-to-use patient programmer as well as on your clinician's programmer.

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. Our 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

1

Medtronic DBS systems are MR Conditional, which means they are safe for MRI scans only under certain conditions. If the conditions are not met, the MRI could cause tissue heating, especially at the implanted lead(s) into the brain, which may result in serious and permanent injury or death. Before having an MRI, always talk with the doctor who manages your DBS therapy to determine your eligibility and discuss potential benefits and risks of MRI. For futher information, please call Medtronic at +44 (0) 1923 205101.

2

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.