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Using virtual reality to influence pain sensation

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Many suffer from chronic pain and the causes are often impossible to determine. Affected individuals are generally advised to exercise more, combined with physical therapy and education to address possible psychological causes. Virtual reality applications could be added as a new tool for treatment. Find out how they can change the perception of pain in our current interview.

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Melanie Prüser
Editorial team

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Topic of the Month: Single-use catheter reprocessing in electrophysiology
Interview: Virtual Reality helps alter pain perception
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Single-use catheter reprocessing in electrophysiology

Topic of the Month

Image: Surgeon is inserting a heart catheter into a patient’s body; Copyright: PantherMedia/fly_wish
Catheter ablation is a way to treat irregular heartbeats, or arrhythmias, like atrial fibrillation. Although catheters are classified as single-use or disposable devices, the complex instruments can be reused multiple times thanks to extensive reprocessing.
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Single-use catheter reprocessing in electrophysiology
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Chronic pain: Virtual Reality helps alter pain perception


Image: Man with a VR headset on his head is exercising with a rubber tape; Copyright: videoreality GmbH
The cause of chronic back pain can be hard to find. Pain sufferers are typically advised to embark on regular exercise, combined with physical therapy and pain management training to overcome potential psychological and emotional factors. Virtual reality applications could become an innovative treatment tool in this setting – targeting pain perception right in the brain.
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Chronic pain: Virtual Reality helps alter pain perception
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