Vns pt was hospitalized with asystole.
While hospitalized, the pt's device was programmed to off, after which his condition stabilized.
While attempting to reinitiate device stimulation, the pt exhibited asystole again.
Treating physician programmed the device back to off and does not plan to reinitiate stimulation.
The pt had reportedly been experiencing good seizure control with the vns therapy and his device had been programmed to 3.
0ma normal mode output current "for quite a while".
It was reported that since the incident, the pt is unable to tolerate even lower levels of stimulation, due to the cardiac condition.
The pt is non-verbal and cannot communicate whether device stimulation feels abnormal.
The pt does not have any pre-existing conditions that may have precipitated the reported event and there had been no recent changes to the pt's medication regimen.