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OUR PRODUCTS DBS THERAPY FOR OCD*

LIVING WELL WITH MEDTRONIC DBS THERAPY

Medtronic is dedicated to helping people live their best lives. And for decades we’ve partnered with doctors to help alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. Our new brain stimulation (DBS) device continues that mission.

MEDTRONIC DBS PRODUCTS

Our Medtronic DBS systems have the technology and features to make a difference for you now and into the future. Your doctor will recommend the right device for your needs.

PERCEPT™ PC NEUROSTIMULATOR

  • Uses BrainSense™ technology to personalize your therapy
  • Battery lasts over five years on average, before needing to be replaced
  • Offers full-body MR Conditional access anywhere on the body for both 3T and 1.5T MRI.§
Closeup of Percept PC neurostimulator.

Treatment as Unique as You: PERCEPT™ PC FEATUREs

BRAINSENSE™ TECHNOLOGY

BrainSense™ technology captures brain signal data direct from your implanted leads. Your physician can access this data and adjust your settings — personalizing your therapy for the best possible outcome.

DIGITAL DIARY

The neurostimulator is used with an intuitive patient programmer that enables you to track your events, such as when you took medication. It can eliminate the need to carry a notebook or diary.

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MRI SAFETY

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

Getting an MRI is now even easier for you. Simply check your patient programmer for compatibility and put the device into MRI mode. Because your patient device can perform a check before your scan, you may not need to schedule a doctor visit, and you may even be able to leave your stimulation on during the MRI scan.

PERCEPT™ PC DBS PATIENT PROGRAMMER

The enhanced Percept™ PC patient programmer allows you to easily and conveniently manage your therapy.

Similar to a remote control, it allows you to turn the DBS system on and off, and to check the battery. 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. This information is also available on your doctor's patient programmer.

EASY-TO-ADJUST STIMULATION OPTIONS

You may also be able to adjust the stimulation throughout the day with options programmed by your doctor.

Your doctor can create preset stimulation for up to four types of groups — such as walking, sleeping, and talking. Simply choose which preset stimulation you want for the activity you’re doing.

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ACTIVA™ SC NEUROSTIMULATOR

ACTIVA™ SC SYSTEM

  • Recharge-free battery 
  • Approved for MRI full-body under specific conditions for use

MRI SAFETY

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

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Closeup of Activa SC neurostimulator.

LIVING WITH

DBS THERAPY

After surgery, the next step in your OCD treatment is adjusting to life with DBS therapy.

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Falowski S, Safriel Y, Ryan MP, Hargens L. The rate of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with deep brain stimulation. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2016;94(3):147-153.

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Humanitarian Device: Authorized by Federal (U.S.A.) law for use as an adjunct to medications and as an alternative to anterior capsulotomy for treatment of chronic, severe, treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in adult patients who have failed at least three selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). The effectiveness of this device for this use has not been demonstrated.

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) BrainSense™ technology usage.

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

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.