Libra Deep Brain Stimulation
April 9, 2009
St. Jude Medical’s announced that patients from Austria, Germany, and Greece are among the first to be implanted with Libra Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) devices to alleviate the symptoms of advanced Parkinson’s Disease. Specifically, it’s able to reduce akinesia, rigidity, tremor, and motor complications associated with taking levodopa.
The company’s touting Libra and LibraXP as having the longest-lasting battery of any DBS in their class, meaning potentially less surgical procedures needed for for when they gotta be replaced.
Extract from medGadget