The RNS® System Has No Chronic Stimulation
Side effects seen with DBS2,3:
- Memory Impairment
- Sleep Disruption
Side effects seen with VNS4:
- Voice alterations
- Throat pain and cough
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty swallowing
“The RNS System basically functions in the background for me. As I go about my daily life, I do not feel any physical or mental sensations from its electrical signals.”
RNS System patient since 2014*
Lower SUDEP Rates with the RNS System
Each year, 1 in 150 people with uncontrolled seizures die from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).5
Patients treated with the RNS System have a statistically significantly lower rate of SUDEP than a comparable refractory population.1
1. Nair, et al., Neurology, 2020. 2. Sprengers et al., Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews , 2017. 3. Voges et al., Epilepsia 2015; n=9 *N values are small and caution must be taken while interpreting results. 4. VNS Therapy® System Epilepsy Physician’s Manual, May 2020. 5. Tomson, T, et al., Lancet Neurology, 2008.
*Every individual’s seizures are different and results will vary.