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LIVING WITH DBS THERAPY DBS THERAPY FOR DYSTONIA

WHAT HAPPENS

AFTER SURGERY

Following the implantation of your DBS device, you’ll work with your healthcare team to make sure the therapy meets your specific needs.

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SAFE ACCESS TO MRI SCANS

Medtronic provides safe* access to MRI anywhere on the body, allowing you to get the diagnostic tests you may need.

LEARN ABOUT MRI

RESOURCES

AND SUPPORT

Find resources that will help you avoid problems and get support while receiving DBS for dystonia.

GET SUPPORT

USING YOUR PROGRAMMER

Learn to recognize the buttons, symbols, and functions you’ll use on your patient programmer.

MASTER THE BASICS
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LEARN WHEN TO

CALL YOUR DOCTOR

If you experience any of these symptoms or situations with your DBS therapy, contact your doctor.

FIND OUT WHEN TO CALL

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

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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) in 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 to determine your eligibility and discuss potential benefits and risks of MRI. For further information, please call Medtronic at 1-800-328-0810.

With some Medtronic DBS systems under certain conditions.

Humanitarian Device - Authorized by Federal Law as an aid in the management of chronic, intractable (drug refractory) primary dystonia, including generalized and/or segmental dystonia, hemidystonia, and cervical dystonia (torticollis), in patients seven years of age or above. The effectiveness of the devices for treating these conditions has not been demonstrated.