ALS – Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s disease – is a devastating diagnosis. ALS causes progressive degeneration of nerve cells, and it can lead to complete paralysis and death. But a new device, implanted by Providence into the first patient in Oregon, can helping slow the disease’s threat to breathing, and possibly extend the quality of life for many people with ALS.
Hear the KPTV story with the first Oregonian to receive the diaphragm pacing system (DPS): Helping ALS patients breathe.
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Providence Portland Medical Center will be upgrading two surface parking lots during May 29-July 31, 2013. Learn More »