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Skiing with the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker

2020-12-08T14:11:13+00:00

Those diagnosed with Congenital Central Hypoventilation Syndrome (CCHS) would typically require Positive Pressure Ventilation (PPV) in order to regulate breathing, by utilizing a tracheotomy. For some, this means being dependent on a ventilator 24 hours per day which requires carrying one with them at all times. This can severely limit the amount and types of [...]

Skiing with the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker2020-12-08T14:11:13+00:00

Diaphragm Pacemaker for Teen Featured on WSB-TV Atlanta

2020-12-14T17:51:13+00:00

Fourteen year-old Sedarius was recently featured on WSB-TV Atlanta as the first pediatric patient to receive surgery to implant a diaphragm pacemaker in the state of Georgia. Sedarius was diagnosed with CCHS when he was eight years old, and required a tracheotomy and ventilator to breathe while he slept.  The Avery Breathing Pacemaker will allow him [...]

Diaphragm Pacemaker for Teen Featured on WSB-TV Atlanta2020-12-14T17:51:13+00:00

Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker Gives Woman Gift of Mobility

2020-12-08T14:20:15+00:00

Perihan fell down a mobile staircase sustaining a spinal cord injury at the neck level. Perihan’s neurosurgeon, Professor Sedat Cagli, at Ege University Hospital, Izmir Turkey told her about the Avery Diaphragm Pacer and in February 2012 she was implanted. Thirty days later, she began using the pacer and now paces 12 hours a day. [...]

Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker Gives Woman Gift of Mobility2020-12-08T14:20:15+00:00

Quadriplegic Pacing 24 /7 after 16 Years on a Mechanical Ventilator

2021-03-09T19:54:32+00:00

In 1994, Khaldoon, a 17-year old honors student and swimming champion from Syria, suffered a spinal cord injury in a diving accident leaving him a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic (tetraplegic). Sixteen years later, he was implanted with the Avery Breathing Pacemaker and was pacing 24/7 less than one year post surgery. In 2015, after four years of [...]

Quadriplegic Pacing 24 /7 after 16 Years on a Mechanical Ventilator2021-03-09T19:54:32+00:00

Martina Pacing 10 hours a Day Just Two Months Post Surgery

2020-12-07T19:35:21+00:00

Martina was born with hydrocephalus. Eight days later, a VP shunt was placed in her head to drain the l fluid from her brain. At age of three, she was admitted to the pediatric ICU of the Hospital Clínico Magallanes in Punta Arenas, Chile due to a blockage in the shunt. She suffered a brain [...]

Martina Pacing 10 hours a Day Just Two Months Post Surgery2020-12-07T19:35:21+00:00

Ryo

2020-11-24T22:45:47+00:00

In 1999, Ryo became a quadriplegic because of a traffic accident with his motorbike. He remained in the hospital for 15 months tethered to a mechanical ventilator. After 15 months in the hospital tethered to a mechanical ventilator, Ryo was implanted with the Avery Diaphragm Pacing System at Fujita Health University. Five short months [...]

Ryo2020-11-24T22:45:47+00:00

Pacing Since ’94, Willie Proclaims “You Rock, Avery!”

2020-12-15T18:40:07+00:00

Willie loving life with the Avery Pacemaker In November 1993, Willie was paralyzed after diving into the pool at his high school. Thanks to his quick-thinking friends, he was airlifted to Johannesburg General Hospital in South Africa. In July 1994, Willie was implanted with the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker. Willie first heard of [...]

Pacing Since ’94, Willie Proclaims “You Rock, Avery!”2020-12-15T18:40:07+00:00

Tina

2020-12-15T18:25:43+00:00

Tina loving life with her Avery Pacemaker Tina lives in Tennessee with her husband and daughter. In October 2008, Tina suffered with pneumonia that lingered for nine months. Doctors later diagnosed Tina with a rare and congenital condition, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin. The deficiency of Alpha-1 can cause severe breathing difficulties in adults (central hypoventilation) [...]

Tina2020-12-15T18:25:43+00:00

Nicole

2017-06-02T19:22:35+00:00

At the age of 4, tragedy struck Nicole: a motor vehicle accident left her with a stretched spine as a result of whiplash, rendering her quadriplegic and confining her to a motorized wheelchair. Despite her disability, Nicole has remained very active. Now a 21 year-old undergraduate at the New York Institute of Technology studying advertising, [...]

Nicole2017-06-02T19:22:35+00:00

Freedom to Live Independently – Chuck’s Story

2020-12-22T16:20:22+00:00

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, [...]

Freedom to Live Independently – Chuck’s Story2020-12-22T16:20:22+00:00