gastric pacing


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gastric pacing

surgical implantation of pacing wires attached to stomach, an emerging therapy for gastroparesis.

gastric pacing

Artificial stimulation of gastrointestinal contractions with an implanted pulse generator. It is used to treat gastric motility disorders and morbid obesity.
Synonym: gastric electrical pacing
See also: pacing
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The role of gastric pacing via electrical stimulation in difficult to manage patients holds promise and awaits further study.
Gastric pacing improves emptying and symptoms in patients with gastroparesis.
GES involves the use of low-energy, higher-than-baseline frequency neural stimulation and thus differs from gastric pacing, in which the stimulus is directly applied to the muscle.