Polina was born with CCHS in 2006. She spent the first four years of her life in a hospital on mechanical ventilation before she was implanted with the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker in 2010 in Uppsala, Sweden. She has been able to attend school and live at home with her family, thanks to the mobility and independence made possible with diaphragm pacing.
The Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker is an implanted phrenic nerve or diaphragm stimulator. It consists of surgically implanted electrodes and receivers with an external transmitter and antennas. To learn more about the benefits of the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker, please contact us by mail, phone, or through our website.
Source: ABD-PP-034, Rev A 12/2020