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Spectrum Health to offer implantable neurostimulator for hard-to-treat epilepsy patients
Date:12/11/2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., December 10, 2013 Spectrum Health will be the first health system in West Michigan and among the first in the nation to offer treatment with a newly FDA-approved device that uses electric stimulation of the brain for adult epilepsy patients whose seizures have not responded to medication.

The NeuroPace Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS) System is an implantable therapeutic device designed to detect abnormal electrical activity in the brain and respond by delivering imperceptible electrical stimulation to normalize brain activity before an individual experiences seizures.

"For patients with frequent and disabling partial onset seizures who have proven unresponsive to two or more medications and who are not candidates for actual removal of abnormal tissue, this may prove to be a viable and welcome treatment option," said Kost Elisevich, MD, PhD, neurosurgeon, co-chair department of clinical neurosciences, chief, division of neurosurgery, Spectrum Health Medical Group.

The RNS System is designed for use in combination with other therapies in reducing the frequency of seizures in individuals 18 years of age or older. It is indicated for use in patients with partial onset seizures seizures that originate and remain in a limited area of the brain. To be eligible for the procedure, patients must have frequent and disabling seizures (motor partial seizures, complex partial seizures and/or secondarily generalized seizures), whose origin is limited to two or fewer locations in the brain.

NeuroPace, Inc. estimates that approximately 400,000 people in the U.S. meet these criteria and may benefit from treatment with the RNS System.

"Neurostimulation could provide relief from seizures for many patients who are not good candidates for surgery," said Brien Smith, MD, co-chair, department of clinical neurosciences, chief, division of neurology, Spectrum Health Medical Group, and immediate past chair of the Natio
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Contact: Tim Hawkins
timothy.hawkins@spectrumhealth.org
616-486-6091
Spectrum Health
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