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Medtronic's DBS Epilepsy Therapy Reduces Seizures 68% At Three Years

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Epilepsy patients treated with Medtronic's DBS deep brain stimulation therapy had a 68% median reduction in the frequency of seizures at three years compared to baseline, according to data released Dec. 6

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