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Pacemakers, Breath, Diaphragmatic/Phrenic Nerve

Definition : Breath pacemakers that apply electrical stimuli to the phrenic nerve to rhythmically contract the diaphragm. These pacemakers usually consist of an implanted receiver with electrodes that are placed around a patient's phrenic nerve and an external transmitter for sending the stimulating pulses transcutaneously to the implanted receiver.

Entry Terms : "Electrodes, Stimulation, Phrenic Nerve" , "Diaphragm Pacers" , "Diaphragmatic/Phrenic Nerve Stimulators" , "Diaphragm Stimulators" , "Hypoventilation Stimulators" , "Stimulators, Diaphragmatic/Phrenic Nerve" , "Pacers, Electrophrenic" , "Pacemakers, Respiratory" , "Stimulators, Phrenic Nerve"

UMDC code : 16060

   

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Avery Biomedical Devices Inc

ABD and its predecessors have been registered with and inspected by the US Food & Drug Administration since 1976. Our original breathing pacemaker system received premarket approval status from the FDA immediately upon requirement in 1986, with the latest modifications approved in March 2003. FDA premarket approval is required before Class III medical devices can be commercially distributed in the United States. The Avery Breathing Pacemaker System is the only device with such approval.

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