Vagus nerve stimulation

Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy is a treatment for epilepsy that involves a stimulator fitted subcutaneous in the chest, it is then connected, to the left vagus nerve in the neck. The stimulator then generates regular pulses through mild electrical stimulations to the vagus nerve which helps calm down the irregular electrical brain activity that leads to seizures.
The VNS therapy aims to reduce the number, length and severity of seizures. It can reduce the length or intensity of seizures but this does not happen for everyone with a fitted stimulator. It may also reduce the time it takes to recover after a seizure, however, it is unlikely to completely stop seizures and it does not ‘cure’ epilepsy.

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