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Old 06-15-2010, 05:47 PM   #1
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magnetic implant for seizures???

a friend of mine has seizures and he had a device
implanted under his skin in that area where they
implant pacemakers.....well, when he goes into
a seizure there is a magnetic device to swipe the
implant that brings him out of the seizure. I'm
trying to understand what this is but don't even
know what its called to do any research on it.
But apparently when I grabbed the magnet and
swiped, he came out of the seizure right away
and was fine. I'm too embarrassed to ask more
about it but I'm sure curious what this device
is all about. Has anyone heard of such a thing?
Sorry if this is in the wrong place, I just don't
know where to post it because I have no idea
what causes his seizures. This is a new friend
and I'm still learning.

 
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Old 06-15-2010, 06:18 PM   #2
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Re: magnetic implant for seizures???

nevermind, I found it, its called a VNS

 
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Old 06-15-2010, 07:37 PM   #3
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Re: magnetic implant for seizures???

Alice52: Yes, it's a Vagus Nerve Stimulator. Use the Epilepsy board if you need more information and help with it.

 
Old 06-15-2010, 08:03 PM   #4
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Re: magnetic implant for seizures???

thank you, I've been studying about it

 
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