(November 13, 2017, Jackson, Miss.) St. Dominic Hospital today announced it is one of the first hospitals in Mississippi to offer next generation technology for patients with drug-resistant epilepsy.
The latest Vagus Nerve Stimulation Therapy® (“VNS Therapy”) System through LivaNova PLC (NASDAQ:LIVN) features the recently FDA-approved SenTiva™ implantable generator, the smallest and lightest responsive therapy for epilepsy. The programming system features a wireless wand and interface on a small tablet. Together, the components offer patients with drug-resistant epilepsy a physician-directed customizable therapy with smart technology and proven results to reduce the number of seizures, lessen the duration of seizures and enable a faster recovery.
“The SenTiva from LivaNova represents an exciting new development in caring for individuals with epilepsy,” said Ruth Fredericks, MD, Neurologist at St. Dominic Hospital. “It provides the data necessary to individualize a patient’s care and target his or her unique seizure profile.”
St. Dominic’s is proud to offer the first epilepsy device of its size to include a detect-and-respond mode, designed to prevent seizures before they start by automatically delivering extra therapy and to stop them if they do occur. SenTiva also collects and logs events commonly associated with seizures, including a patient’s body position and heart rate variations to assist physicians with developing a personalized approach to epilepsy care.
“This device will allow for much more precise monitoring of when patients are having seizures,” said Fredericks. “It may help us to identify needed modifications in care including patients that might have a higher risk for sudden unexpected death from epilepsy.”
The VNS Therapy Programming System provides several advanced options and personalized features, including guided programming, day and night programming and more. For more information about the therapy, see the VNS Therapy website here: https://us.livanova.cyberonics.com/.
About St. Dominic’s
St. Dominic’s is more than just a hospital. It is a family of services focused on fulfilling a mission of Christian healing to those in need. St. Dominic Health Services, Inc. is the parent company for a large group of subsidiary organizations and programs dedicated to the same mission. These include St. Dominic Hospital, the Community Health Services Clinic, St. Dominic Medical Associates (physician network), New Directions for Over 55, MEA Clinics, The Club at St. Dominic’s, the School Nurse Program, St. Dominic’s Foundation, St. Catherine’s Village and Care-A-Van.
St. Dominic Hospital is a 571-bed tertiary care hospital located in Jackson, Mississippi serving all of central Mississippi and employs approximately 3,000 employees inclusive of nurses, physicians, and skilled caregivers. The medical staff, of nearly 500 leading physicians and specialists, makes St. Dominic’s one of the most comprehensive hospitals in Mississippi. Through more than seven decades, St. Dominic’s has remained true to its vision. We are St. Dominic’s – a Christian healing community called to provide quality, compassionate care and an Exceptional Experience Everytime.
LivaNova PLC is a global medical technology company built on nearly five decades of experience and a relentless commitment to improve the lives of patients around the world. LivaNova’s advanced technologies and breakthrough treatments provide meaningful solutions for the benefit of patients, healthcare professionals and healthcare systems. Headquartered in London and with a presence in more than 100 countries worldwide, the company employs more than 4,500 employees. LivaNova operates as three business franchises: Cardiac Surgery, Neuromodulation and Cardiac Rhythm Management, with operating headquarters in Mirandola (Italy), Houston (U.S.A.) and Clamart (France), respectively. For more information, please visit www.livanova.com.