In 1981, at the age of 15, Chuck became a quadriplegic as a result of shooting accident. The accident left him unable to breathe on his own. About a year later, Chuck was implanted with the Avery Diaphragm Pacing System. By the time he left the hospital, he was pacing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Over 30 years later, Chuck is still pacing today. Thanks to the freedom from mechanical ventilation the Avery pacemaker provides, he is able to work full time at a Fortune 500 Company, is married and owns his own home.
“The Avery Diaphragm Pacing System System has given me the ability to live an independent life.”
Hear more from Chuck in his story below, introduced by football great Terry Bradshaw:
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The Avery Diaphragm Pacing System System
The Avery Diaphragm Pacing System System is the only diaphragm-pacing system with full pre-market approval from the USFDA and CE marking privileges under the European Active Implantable Medical Device Directive for both adult and pediatric use. In addition, its system of using small implanted radiofrequency receivers rather than electrode wires that pass directly through the skin may decrease a patient’s risk of infection and ongoing wound care management issues.
Avery has been commercially distributing diaphragm pacing systems since the early 1970’s. Since then, more than 2,000 patients have been implanted in over 40 countries establishing an unsurpassed record of safety and reliability.
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