Enhanced Stroke Recovery

Neurosurgeons Christopher P. Kellner, MD, and Fedor E. Panov, MD, present results of a clinical trial on paired vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) for patients recovering from stroke who experience upper-extremity weakness. The implantable device, when activated during rehab, stimulates nerves in the brain that then prompt patients to move their arms, hands, or fingers when performing an activity.

Chapters (Click to go to chapter start)
Review of the stroke recovery curve for patients who experience upper-extremity weakness and an introduction into the concept of using VNS for stroke recovery
Past, present, and future of enhanced stroke recovery and overview of a paired VNS system and how to implant the device
Evidence showing how paired VNS works in aiding recovery for stroke patients with upper-extremity weakness and a review of the multidisciplinary process each patients undergoes when receiving this treatment
Eligibility criteria
Program goals and future direction

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Christopher Kellner, MD.

Christopher Kellner, MD

Director, Intracerebral Hemorrhage Program
Principal Investigator, Cerebrovascular Translational Laboratory
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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Fedor Panov, MD.

Fedor Panov, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Director, Adult Epilepsy Surgery Program
Mount Sinai Health System

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