Activa PC Neurostimulator Deep Brain Stimulation for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Our Medtronic deep brain stimulation (DBS) system for OCD* 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. Learn about the Activa™ PC neurostimulator, which can deliver stimulation to both sides of the brain through two leads (thin wires).
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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.
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.