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Sleep study and DBS

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Hello Dr Okun,


A sleep study includes monitoring of your heart.  For DBS patients, I would think the neurostimulator has to be stopped for the night (because of the artifact created that compromise proper reading of ECG). What am I to expect from such an extended interruption?  Will my tremors come back with a vengeance very quickly? I am a bit worried about this and wonder if you could reassure me.

Thanking you in advance for your precious input.



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Sometimes the DBS device does not disrupt the study, but if it does it is reasonably safe to be without it for a night.

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