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OUR PRODUCTS DBS FOR ESSENTIAL TREMOR

Explore your options with Medtronic deep brain stimulation (DBS) systems.
DISCOVER PERCEPT™ PC

THE MOST ADVANCED DBS THERAPY AVAILABLE

Medtronic offers technology that can make a difference for you now and in the future. Once you’ve made the decision to get DBS Therapy, your doctor will help you decide which system is right for you.

Medtronic DBS systems include:

  • The neurostimulator (battery) that creates the electrical pulses that control some of the movement symptoms of essential tremor on one side of the body. The neurostimulator stores important data about itself and the programmed settings that have worked for you in the past.
  • A very thin wire called a lead delivers electrical signals from the neurostimulator to the brain.
  • A smartphone-like device, the patient programmer, 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 options programmed by your doctor.
  • Your doctor will use a programming device to access the information in your neurostimulator and adjust the stimulation settings.

 

PERCEPT™ PC SYSTEM

Treatment as unique as you
Discover the sensing-enabled Recharge-free DBS system

  • Uses BrainSense™ technology* to capture brain signal data directly from your implanted lead so your physician can adjust stimulation settings to personalize therapy for the best possible outcome.*
  • A sensing-enabled lead, the SenSight™ Directional Lead, precisely directs stimulation — so you get therapy right where you need it.
  • MRI access should you need one in the future. Percept™ PC Neurostimulator provides full-body MR Conditional† access for both 3T and 1.5T MRI scans.
  • A smartphone-like patient programmer that allows you to easily and conveniently manage your therapy and check the neurostimulator (battery).
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ACTIVA™ RC SYSTEM

Now you're in charge
Explore the 15-year Rechargeable DBS System that's designed to fit around your life.

ACTIVA™ RC FEATURES

  • Rechargeable neurostimulator (battery) lasts up to 15 years between replacements.
  • The SenSight™ Directional Lead precisely directs stimulation-so you get therapy right where you need it.
  • Wireless recharger for mobility while charging.
  • MRI access should you need one in the future. Activa™ RC Neurostimulator provides full-body MR Conditional† access for 1.5T MRI scans.
  • A smartphone-like patient programmer that allows you to easily and conveniently manage your therapy and check the battery.
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WHY CHOOSE MEDTRONIC?

DECADES OF DBS THERAPY EXPERIENCE.
As a global leader in medical technology, we continually seek ways to improve the lives of people. Development of DBS Therapy started in 1987 and Medtronic has been a leader in the field ever since. Medtronic DBS Therapy for Tremor Control was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1997.

LEADERS IN MRI ACCESSIBILITY FOR DBS PATIENTS
Approximately seven out of ten DBS-eligible patients with movement disorders may need an MRI within ten years of receiving their device.1
This is why we developed the first full-body MR Conditional† DBS system — which gives you access to this important diagnostic imaging tool should you need it in the future.

A COMPLETE SYSTEM THAT BRINGS COMPLETE BENEFITS
With a complete Medtronic system — lead, extension, and neurostimulator — you get:

  • Warranty coverage
  • World-class support
  • A system backed by safety and the highest quality standards.
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Signal may not be present or measurable in all patients. Clinical benefits of brain sensing have not been established.

Medtronic DBS systems are MR Conditional and safe in the MR environment as long as certain conditions are met. If these conditions are not met, there is a significant risk of tissue lesions from component heating, especially at the lead electrodes, resulting in serious and permanent injury, including coma, paralysis, or death. Refer to the MRI Guidelines for Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation Systems for a complete list of conditions: http://professional.medtronic.com/mri.

Activa™ RC devices eligible for the service life extension and the supplemental limited warranty are those devices sold in the US that have been successfully interrogated with the Medtronic Activa™ Clinician Programmer prior to reaching End of Service (EOS). For additional information, contact rs.rtgwarranty@medtronic.com.

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Falowski, S, Safriel Y, Ryan, M et al. The Rate of Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patients with Deep Brain Stimulation. Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. 2016; 94:147–153.