Wednesday, June 18, 2008

A Pacemaker for the Diaphragm

Getting patients off a ventillator with diaphragmatic pacing: a simple idea whose time has come. Manufactured by Synapse Biomedical, Inc., this pacing system allows people to get off the ventillator for as long as four hours a day.

Remarkable.

-Wes

1 comment:

Ian Furst http://www.waittimes.blogspot.com said...

amazing idea -- i found the link on pubmed for the study. of the 28 patients 4 used it continuously and 4 day only (still great results). But no mention of the other 20 patients in the abstact.