breathing pacemaker


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breathing pacemaker

A device that stimulates breathing by delivering electrical pulses to both phrenic nerves from an external radio transmitter to an implanted receiver. It is used in patients with quadriplegia or sleep apnea. See: radiofrequency electrophrenic respiration
See also: pacemaker
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If you know of a patient with quadriplegia, diaphragm paralysis, central sleep apnea, or other condition who could benefit from an Avery Breathing Pacemaker, please contact us by mail, fax, or through our website.
Avery has been commercially distributing breathing pacemakers since the early 1970's.
Gore will be available for consultation regarding prospective patients for implantation with breathing pacemakers.
Gore has been involved in sales, technical support and surgical assistance for breathing pacemakers since the early 1980's working at corporations such as Straumann AG and Avery Laboratories, Inc.
Using her breathing pacemaker, Debbie proved she was able to live independently and eventually had her tracheostomy removed.