Diaphragmatic pacing is used for people with diaphragmatic paralysis affecting both sides of the diaphragm. Pacing is not indicated for diaphragmatic paralysis that affects just 1 side of the diaphragm. Diaphragmatic plication is the surgical treatment of choice when only 1 side of the diaphragm is paralyzed.
John Elefteriades, MD is Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine and the lead author of the article that is cited below. Please contact him via the website http://yalesurgery.med.yale.edu/surgical_spec/cardio.html or his e-mail address john.***@****.
The citation below is for an article from the sections of cardiothoracic surgery at Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, 06510, USA. Long-term follow-up of pacing of the conditioned diaphragm in quadriplegia by John A. Elefteriades, Jacquelyn A. Quin, James F. Hogan, Wade G. Holcomb, George V. Letsou, William F. Chlosta, William W W L Glenn in Pacing & Clinical Electrophysiology, 2002 June, Volume 25, Number 6, pages 897-906.
Copyright 1994-2016MedHelp International.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.