The Freedom to Be You Again
When you and your doctor decide that your current treatment no longer manages your Parkinson’s disease (PD) or essential tremor (ET) symptoms well enough, DBS therapy with the St. Jude Medical Infinity™ DBS system can be an alternative to bring more freedom back into your life.
89% of caregivers and clinicians of PD patients rated overall patient symptom control as good, very good or excellent1 and for ET patients, DBS therapy demonstrated significant improvement in tremor.2
What does the St. Jude Medical Infinity™ DBS system do?
While it does not cure PD or ET, this system can help reduce some of your symptoms. It delivers a mild pulse of current from a pulse generator that is implanted in your body, through thin wires called leads that are inserted in your brain, to the area of your brain that cause your PD or ET symptoms.
The system works 24 hours a day, and is adjustable to meet your unique needs. It can be turned off and on when you need that kind of control.
The St. Jude Medical Infinity™ DBS system offers revolutionary technology, ease of use and convenience:
- Directional lead technology allows your doctor to target your therapy where you need it, maximizing control of the stimulation for symptom management and potentially reducing side effects.
- Wireless iOS‡ mobile platform in your and your doctor’s programmers provides discrete personalization and therapy control (within limits set by your doctor), streamlining your therapy management.
- An implantable pulse generator (IPG) is specifically designed for your enhanced comfort.3
DBS therapy is not for everyone, so it is important to talk with your physician about the benefits and risks. DBS has risks associated with brain surgery, which may include serious complications such as coma, bleeding inside the brain, paralysis, seizures and infection. Some of these may be fatal. If side effects are intolerable or you are not satisfied with the therapy, the DBS system can be turned off or surgically removed. Learn more about the benefits and risks of DBS therapy and important safety information for the St. Jude Medical Infinity™ DBS system.