Medtronic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy for essential tremor has a favourable safety profile and is an effective1 way to treat many of the most disabling aspects of essential tremor. The therapy uses an implanted device to stimulate the brain with mild electrical stimulation, blocking the signals that cause the symptoms.
DBS for essential tremor control is a surgical treatment that has been proven to reduce the severity of the tremor in your arms and hands associated with essential tremor (ET).2
Neurostimulators are typically implanted beneath the skin near the collarbone. They generate minute electrical pulses and deliver them through tunnelled extensions and leads to targeted areas of the brain. Each DBS lead has four small electrodes at its tip that can be independently activated to precisely deliver the stimulation to the chosen target.
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DBS Therapy uses a surgically implanted medical device, similar to a cardiac pacemaker, to deliver minute electrical stimulation to precisely targeted areas within the brain.
DBS has been proven to reduce some of the motor symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease.3 Medtronic DBS Therapy is currently approved to treat Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, and dystonia. Since 1997, more than 55,000 patients worldwide have benefited from Medtronic DBS Therapy.4
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