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NYU Langone Medical Center Study Shows VNS Therapy is a Safe and Effective Treatment for Refractory Epilepsy
Date:12/4/2009

ntracranial epilepsy procedures prior to VNS Therapy had similar outcomes to those who did not have prior surgery. There were no significant differences in efficacy between adults and children.

"Our study reviewing more than 700 consecutive VNS Therapy procedures further confirms the safety and efficacy of VNS Therapy for medically refractory epilepsy," said Dr. Elliot. "Patients evaluated in this study varied in age, seizure frequency and treatment histories, and the vast majority of patients saw significant improvements in their seizure control. VNS Therapy continues to be an effective way to treat medically refractory epilepsy while possibly improving the quality-of-life for patients."

"Dr. Elliott's study reaffirms the safety, efficacy and quality-of-life benefits of VNS Therapy," said Dan Moore, president and CEO of Cyberonics. "Worldwide, more than 50,000 patients with epilepsy have received VNS Therapy, and a significant majority of these patients are consistently opting to continue treatment, which is evidenced by an initial reimplant rate that exceeds 70 percent. These findings further establish VNS Therapy as the best option for patients with medically refractory epilepsy who are not candidates for resective surgery or who have failed resective surgery."

About Cyberonics, Inc. and VNS Therapy(® )

Cyberonics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYBX) is a medical technology company with core expertise in neuromodulation. The company developed and markets the VNS Therapy System, which is FDA-approved for the treatments of refractory epilepsy and treatment-resistant depression. The VNS Therapy System uses a surgically implanted medical device that delivers pulsed electrical signals to the vagus nerve. Cyberonics markets the VNS Therapy System in selected markets worldwide.

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