The Lungpacer DPT System™ is designed to electrically stimulate the phrenic nerves of a patient through a temporary, single-use indwelling multi-electrode stimulating catheter (LIVE Catheter) that is attached by means of the Intermediate Cable to an external pulse generator called the Lungpacer Control Unit. Also, connected to the Lungpacer Control Unit is the Handheld Controller that may be used as an alternative to the user interface touchscreen of the Lungpacer Control Unit to trigger the delivery of electrical charge to the electrodes of the LIVE Catheter.

The LIVE Catheter is a single-use, disposable device designed to resemble a typical central venous catheter. There are two arrays of electrodes, proximal for targeting the left phrenic nerve and distal for targeting the right phrenic nerve. The LIVE catheter is placed over the wire. The LIVE Catheter is available in three different lengths, 19 cm, 21 cm and  23 cm.

The Lungpacer Control Unit is a reusable electromedical device that is used with the LIVE Catheter and Intermediate Cable to provide phrenic nerve stimulation.

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Emergency Use Indication:

The Lungpacer DPTS has been authorized for emergency use in healthcare settings for treatment of patients on invasive mechanical ventilation who are at high risk of weaning failure, including COVID-19 patients, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Important Safety and Effectiveness Information:

There are no FDA approved, licensed, or cleared device treatments to assist in weaning patients off of ventilators. Based on bench testing and reported clinical experience, FDA has concluded that the Lungpacer DPTS may be effective at treating patients during COVID-19 by helping wean patients off ventilators in healthcare settings, thereby reducing their risks of prolonged mechanical ventilation and increasing the availability of ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lungpacer DPTS treatment is for a maximum of 30 days. Device-related serious adverse events reported in clinical trials were single events of pneumothorax and mucus plug liberation.

The LIVE Catheter component of the Lungpacer system has not been evaluated for safety when used with cardiac pacemakers or defibrillators and should be removed prior to Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging. Duration: The Lungpacer DPTS is available under an Emergency Use Authorization for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emergency Use Instructions for Use, Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers, and Fact Sheet for Patients are available at:

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Emergency Use Authorization Information:

This Diaphragmatic Pacing Stimulator has not been FDA cleared or approved.

This Diaphragmatic Pacing Stimulator has been authorized by FDA under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

This Diaphragmatic Pacing Stimulator is authorized only for the duration of the declaration that circumstances exist justifying the authorization of the emergency use of Diaphragmatic Pacing Stimulator Systems under section 564(b)(1) of the Act, 21 U.S.C. § 360bbb-3(b)(1), unless the authorization is terminated or revoked sooner.