Vagal nerve stimulation: a case report.

@article{Higgins2010VagalNS,
  title={Vagal nerve stimulation: a case report.},
  author={David H. Higgins and David Dix and Michelle Gold},
  journal={AANA journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={78 2},
  pages={
          146-50
        }
}
Despite numerous medications designed to eliminate or decrease seizures, an estimated 20% of epileptic patients in the United States remain refractory to these agents. Vagal nerve stimulation can decrease the number of seizure episodes. In 1997, the US Food and Drug Administration approved the first implantable stimulation device for the treatment of medically refractory epilepsy. This case report describes the anesthetic management of a patient for placement of a vagal nerve stimulator. A… CONTINUE READING

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