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BAROSTIM NEO AND YOU

BAROSTIM NEO

A small device with a powerful effect

BAROSTIM THERAPY™ is effectively administered through the BAROSTIM NEO™ device.

BAROSTIM NEO components

The first piece is a lead. A lead is a soft, thin wire about the size of a spaghetti noodle that has a tiny disc, called an electrode, at the end. The lead carries the energy that activates the baroreflex. It is placed in your neck, where the electrode makes contact with the baroreceptors.

The second piece is an implantable pulse generator. An implantable pulse generator is a small power source that provides the energy that the lead requires to activate your baroreflex. It is placed below your collarbone.

PLACEMENT PROCEDURE

A simple procedure so you can return home

The procedure to place the BAROSTIM NEO™ system is a simple process that does not require open heart surgery, and lasts approximately 1 to 1 and a half hours . Often, the placement procedure occurs in the morning, and is performed under general anaesthesia. In most cases, you'll be able to return home from the hospital the following day.1

The placement of the BAROSTIM NEO™ System, the device that delivers BAROSTIM THERAPY™, requires a minimally-invasive procedure under general anaesthesia. There are 4 steps:

  1. Preparation
  2. Lead Placement
  3. IPG Placement
  4. Closure
References:
1. CVRx Data on file

LIVING WITH BAROSTIM THERAPY

Useful Information

Find out more about how BAROSTIM THERAPY™ can help you by downloading brochures specific to your condition here:


Heart Failure


Hypertension

 

FAQ

Can I use a mobile phone?
Yes. When talking on a mobile phone, it is recommended to keep the antenna 15 centimetres away from BAROSTIM NEO™ and to use the phone on the ear that is opposite to where your device is located. We also recommend that you avoid leaving your mobile phone in an area (such as a breast pocket) that is near BAROSTIM NEO™.

Are household appliances safe to use?
Yes. Most household appliances are safe for you to use, as long as they are in good working order and properly maintained.

Can I use other types of electrical equipment?
Yes. When using items such as earphones, Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) system tag deactivators, arc welders, induction furnaces, and other similar electrical or electromechanical devices, it is recommended to keep them 15 centimetres away from the BAROSTIM NEO™ device.

Will magnets affect BAROSTIM NEO™?
Magnets, loudspeaker magnets, and items that contain magnets (such as magnetic therapy products, handheld massagers, and stereo speakers) can temporarily affect the operation of BAROSTIM NEO™. Therefore, it is recommended that you keep such items at least 15 centimetres away from BAROSTIM NEO™. For this reason, we do not recommend the use of magnetic pillows and mattress pads.

Will I be able to travel?
Yes. BAROSTIM NEO™ is not affected by security scanners typically found in airports. If you have concerns about security screening methods prior to being screened, simply show your Patient Identification Card and request an alternative form of screening.

Can I have an MRI?
There are specific conditions under which the BAROSTIM NEO™ can be safely exposed to MRI use. Your doctor should consult the CVRx instructions for use prior to performing an MRI or any other medical procedure. 

What should I do if I move or change doctors?
Ensure your contact information is correct on your Patient Identification Card. Show the card to your new doctor and suggest he or she visit www.barostimtherapy.com for more information.

 

REAL EXPERIENCES

Hear first-hand from people who are currently receiving BAROSTIM THERAPY:

  • Ulf Lohmann

    BAROSTIM THERAPY™ recipient with hypertension

    Discover Ulf's story
  • Paolo Verna

    BAROSTIM THERAPY™ recipient with heart failure

    Discover Paolo's story
  • Florian Nitschke

    BAROSTIM THERAPY™ recipient with heart failure

    Discover Florian's Story
  • Marwan Nader

    BAROSTIM THERAPY™ recipient with heart failure

    Discover Marwan's story
  • Maria Sugliano

    BAROSTIM THERAPY™ recipient with heart failure

    Discover Maria's story
  • Dave Barnard

    BAROSTIM THERAPY™ recipient with heart failure

    Discover Dave's story
  • Thierry Dardanne

    BAROSTIM THERAPY™ recipient with hypertension

    Discover Thierry's story
 
 
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