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United Kingdom,United States : LivaNova Recognizes Epilepsy Awareness Month This November.

LivaNova PLC (LivaNova or the Company), a market-leading medical technology company, today recognizes November as National Epilepsy Awareness Month in the United States. The Company is working to bring greater attention to epilepsy, which is the fourth most common neurological disorder affecting more than 65 million people worldwide. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 3.4 million people with epilepsy in the United States; this number is greater than ever before. The need for awareness, treatment options and education is at an all-time high.

One in three patients with epilepsy has the type that is not well controlled with medication, called drug-resistant epilepsy. For those patients, prescribing more medicine is usually not an effective option. There are a variety of wellness activities patients might consider adding to their treatment regimen to help with seizure control, including:

Improved nutrition Special diets and natural, whole food diets may result in improved seizure control.

Increased fitness Exercise has been shown to improve seizure control and overall well-being.

Reduced stress A recent study of those with drug-resistant epilepsy stated stress is the most commonly reported seizure trigger.

At LivaNova, we believe every month is epilepsy awareness month. However, during the month of November, we turn up the volume to help raise awareness of this potentially devastating disorder and the available treatment options, said Jason Richey, LivaNovas President of North America and General Manager of the Neuromodulation business franchise. Weve offered our Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS Therapy) System, an FDA-approved treatment for drug-resistant epilepsy, for 20 years now in the United States and even longer worldwide. We are committed to offering proven results for adults and children as young as four years old and to developing smarter technology, like our latest VNS Therapy System, which includes the SenTiva generator and the Next Generation Programming System.

This November, LivaNova is kicking off a campaign, Redefine Epilepsy, to increase epilepsy awareness via a cross-channel digital, social and local campaign to promote disease-state education and wellness tips. Redefine Epilepsy invites the community to share stories of awareness, wellness activities and education. VNS Therapy for Epilepsy on Facebook will feature the communitys stories, as well as highlight its own tips and awareness activities throughout Epilepsy Awareness Month.

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Date:Nov 2, 2017
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