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Implanted Device Helps Patients With Central Sleep Apnea

by Bidita Debnath on September 24, 2013 at 9:15 PM
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 Implanted Device Helps Patients With Central Sleep Apnea

At 11 centers around the world, Abraham and other cardiovascular researchers tested the feasibility, safety and efficacy of a new transvenous phrenic nerve stimulator made by Respicardia Inc.

The device resembles a pacemaker in that it delivers a regular signal to stimulate the diaphragm to breathe during sleep.

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In the pilot study, 47 patients were implanted with the device and evaluated for six months. The implant was placed below the collar bone and a transvenous stimulator lead was positioned near the phrenic nerve. After a one-month healing period, the device was turned on and programmed to the patient's sleep habits.

Researchers saw significant results, including a 56 percent reduction in overall apnea events per hour and more than 80 percent reduction in central sleep apnea events.

Source: Eurekalert
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