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.