CENTRAL SLEEP APNEA (CSA): SYMPTOMS, CAUSES, AND TREATMENT OPTIONS
What is Sleep Apnea?
Types of Sleep Apnea
OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA)
CENTRAL SLEEP APNEA
OTHER TYPES OF SLEEP APNEA: MIXED AND COMPLEX SLEEP APNEA
What is Central Sleep Apnea?
- Sleep disturbance
- Decrease in the body’s oxygen levels (also known as hypoxia)
- Surge of nor-epinephrine (the body’s “fight or flight response,” which may feel like a racing heartbeat).
Symptoms of Untreated Central Sleep Apnea
Central Sleep Apnea Causes and Associations
- Cardiac disorders, including congestive heart failure (CHF) and atrial fibrillation (AFib)
- High altitude
- Treatment emergent central sleep apnea
- Idiopathic central sleep apnea
- Other medical conditions (e.g. stroke, brainstem/spinal cord disorders)
TREATMENT EMERGENT CENTRAL SLEEP APNEA
IDIOPATHIC CENTRAL SLEEP APNEA
IMPLANTABLE PHRENIC NERVE STIMULATION (THE remedē SYSTEM)
POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE (PAP) THERAPY
Benefits of Treated Central Sleep Apnea (CSA)
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Important safety information
The remedē® System is indicated for moderate to severe Central Sleep Apnea in adult patients.
Your doctor will need to evaluate your condition to determine if the remedē system is right for you. You will not be able to have an MRI or diathermy (special heat therapies) if you have the remedē system implanted. The remedē® System may be used if you have another stimulation device such as a heart pacemaker or defibrillator; special testing will be needed to ensure the devices are not interacting.
As with any surgically implanted device, there are risks related to the surgical procedure itself which may include, but are not limited to, pain, swelling, and infection.
Once the therapy is turned on, some patients may experience discomfort from stimulation and/or from the presence of the device. The majority of these events are resolved either on their own or by adjusting the therapy settings. The remedē® System may not work for everyone. There are additional risks associated with removing your system. If you and your doctor decide to remove the system, another surgery will be required.Be sure to talk with your doctor so that you thoroughly understand all of the risks and benefits associated with the implantation of the remedē® System. Rx only. For further information, please call +1-952-540-4470 or email email@example.com.
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