In 2011, researchers reported in the European Heart Journal that repeated vagus nerve stimulation improved quality of life and the heart's blood-pumping efficiency in heart failure patients.
Vagal nerve stimulation is very nice, but in order to get to the vagus nerve .
Stimulating the vagus nerve through the ear of diabetic rats lowered and controlled blood sugar concentrations, researchers from China and Boston reported in PLOS ONE in April.
The generator is programmed to automatically deliver intermittent electrical signals to stimulate the left vagus nerve in the neck in two ways.
Most patients who have had a vagus nerve stimulator choose to continue therapy--that is about 71% choose to have their battery replaced rather than turning off or removing the device.
Patients with vagus nerve stimulators should avoid strong magnets and may not undergo MRI imaging unless unless a special head coil is used and the pacemaker is turned off.
Teenagers considering vagus nerve stimulation need to be aware of all potential safety concerns associated with implanted devices and magnets.
The ketogenic diet and vagus nerve stimulator are two approaches that may help teens whose seizures don't respond to medicines.