Musings in the life of an internist, cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist.
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.