Definition : Pacemakers designed to apply a repetitive stimulus to regulate the rhythm of the breath. Respiratory pacemakers are used in patients in which an abnormally low amount of air enters the lungs (hypoventilation), usually caused by brain, spinal, or pulmonary injuries or diseases.
Entry Terms : "Breathing Stimulators" , "Stimulators, Electrical, Breath, Pace" , "Pacemakers, Respiratory"
UMDC code : 18496
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.