Diaphragm (Phrenic) Pacing

Diaphragm or phrenic pacing provides support for patients whose respiration is chronically insufficient. They need ventilatory assistance, but their diaphragm, lungs, and phrenic nerves have some residual function. Typically, these patients have had high spinal cord injuries, a paralyzed diaphragm, central sleep apnea or other central neurological disorders.


Reviewed Aug. 4, 2018
Marc Russo, MBBS DA(UK)FANZCA, FFPMFANZCA
Executive Officer, International Neuromodulation Society, 2011-2019
Hunter Pain Clinic, Broadmeadow, NSW Australia

Last Updated on Tuesday, August 07, 2018 02:02 PM