vagus nerve stimulation

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vagus nerve stimulation

n.
The use of a surgically implanted electronic device to stimulate or regulate the activity of the vagus nerve, used in treatment-resistant depression and in epilepsy for people whose seizures are poorly controlled by medication and in whom brain surgery is contraindicated.
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LivaNova announced that a new cost analysis found the Company's Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy System, or VNS Therapy, results in lower resource utilization and lower cost for drug-resistant epilepsy, or DRE, patients when compared to continued treatment with anti-epileptic drugs, or AEDs.
The company developed and markets the Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy system, which is FDA-approved for the treatment of refractory epilepsy and treatment-resistant depression.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' publication of a tracking sheet to reconsider its National Coverage Determination for the Company's Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy System for Treatment-Resistant Depression: LivaNova has been engaged with CMS on this important issue and submitted a letter to CMS requesting a formal reconsideration of the NCD for VNS Therapy for patients with TRD.