A new article regarding diaphragm pacing utilizing the minimally invasive surgical approach has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine.

The article is a comprehensive long-term study of over 1500 hundred patients implanted with the Avery Diaphragm Pacemaker System. The safety and performance of the System and the long-term benefit of pacing is substantiated.

In addition, this paper affirms the safety and benefits of implanting the Avery System and compares the three basic surgical techniques used for implantation of phrenic nerve pacing electrodes with emphasis on the minimally invasive cervical technique:

  • The laparoscopic approach, performed under general anesthesia (Synapse Device)
  • The thoracic VATS approach, performed under general anesthesia (Atrotech and Avery Device)
  • The cervical approach, performed with, or in some cases, without general anesthesia (Avery Device)

The full article can be read at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10790268.2021.1940794