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Medical Center of the Rockies First to Implant Device for Central Sleep Apnea

UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland is the first hospital in an eight-state region to implant a device for the treatment of central sleep apnea.  The device, know as “remede”, is a small pacemaker sized unit that is implanted in the upper chest to stimulate breathing and help restore restful sleep.   The device is implanted by a cardiologist during a minimally invasive surgery.  Six weeks after the implant, a sleep medicine physician activates the system.

Clinical studies have shown that the remede system typically reduced the number of sleep apnea events for up to 87 percent of patients and significantly reduces daytime sleepiness among those patients.

The “remede system” was approved in 2017 by the Food and Drug Administration.   The system is the latest addition to the UCHealth Sleep Lab offerings to deal with sleep apnea and a variety of other sleep problems.

Read more at UCHealth.

 

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