Offer hope to your chronic stroke survivors

Up to 60% of survivors suffer from persistent upper limb impairment at six months following stroke

The Vivistim System pairs Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) with upper limb rehabilitation therapy, providing 2-3 times the improvement in arm and hand function compared to therapy alone. 1

  • Improvements in impairment, function and quality of life
  • Arm and hand improvements
  • Efficacy in survivors up to 10 years post-stroke

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Benefits of Vivistim

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2-3 times the improvement in arm & hand function1

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98% patient satisfaction2

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65% of subjects saw clinically meaningful improvement in ADLs2

Plasticity Inducing Neurostimulation

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Stimulation of the vagus nerve releases neuromodulators Norepinephrine, Acetylcholine, and Serotonin.3

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In preclinical stroke models, VNS combined with rehab enhanced plasticity of brain motor connections that was 3-6 fold greater compared to rehab without VNS.4

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Preclinical results were replicated in clinical studies - Vivistim resulted in 2-3 times the motor improvements relative to rehab alone.

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The Process

  • 1. Outpatient Procedure

    The device is placed during a short outpatient procedure, typically by a Neurosurgeon or ENT Physician. The generator is placed under the skin of the chest and the lead is tunneled from the neck to the generator.

  • 2. Clinic Therapy

    The therapist uses a button to activate the neurostimulator repeatedly during rehab tasks. Most patients do not feel the stimulation.

  • 3. Home Therapy

    Patients can activate Vivistim at home during rehab or daily activities using a special magnet.

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