ALS Clinics Start Implanting Breathing-Assist Device Under New FDA Approval, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Reveals

Published: May 03, 2012

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has become the first West Coast site -- and one of only three nationwide -- to implant a device that stimulates the respiratory muscle in the chest and draws air into the lungs of patients suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease) under recently approved Food and Drug Administration guidelines.

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