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Home Treated Conditions Archive for category "Sleep Apnea"
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Nyxoah Developing Implant for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring

Nyxoah was founded in 2009 by Robert Taub and Dr. Adi Mashiach to develop neurostimulation treatments focused for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Nyxoah is currently engaged in clinical tests of a tiny, battery-less implantable neurostimulator that can electrically control the nerves of the tongue and so prevent airway blockage. According to Nyxoah, the implantable device is

 
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Sorin Launches Reply 200 Pacemakers with Sleep Apnea Monitoring

Sorin announced today CE mark approval and the European commercial launch of the REPLY ™ 200 family of pacemakers featuring Sleep Apnea Monitoring (SAM).  According to the press release: Sleep apnea is highly prevalent and vastly undiagnosed in pacemaker patients. It increases the mortality risk and the risk of common cardiovascular co-morbidities such as hypertension, atrial

 
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ImThera Receives CE Mark for the Aura6000 System to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea

  ImThera Medical announced this week that it received the CE Mark for the Aura6000 System to Treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

 
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Respicardia’s remedē Implantable Device for the Treatment of Central Sleep Apnea

Respicardia, Inc. (formerly Cardiac Concepts, Inc.) is a privately held medical device company incorporated in 2006. It is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.  It is developing an implantable system intended to improve the outcomes for Heart Failure patients by developing an implantable stimulation therapy to treat Central Sleep Apnea. The remedē System is an implantable

 
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ImThera Medical’s Aura6000 Implantable System for the Treatment of Sleep Apnea

The aura6000 is based on ImThera’s Targeted Hypoglossal Neurostimulation (THN) Sleep Therapy™ delivering neurostimulation to the tongue during sleep. The system is comprised of a surgically‐placed multi‐contact electrode specifically designed for the Hypoglossal nerve, and a lead that connects the electrode to a programmable implantable pulse generator (IPG) that is placed in the anterior chest wall.

 
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Apnex Medical’s Implantable Device for Treatment of Sleep Apnea

MedicalApnex Medical, Inc. is located in St. Paul, MN. It was founded in 2006 and has developed the Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulation System (HGNS® System) for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The HGNS System has been evaluated in feasibility studies and is now being assessed in an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) Study (Apnex®Clinical Study).

 
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Inspire Medical’s IPG for the Treatment of Sleep Apnea

Inspire Medical Systems, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, develops implantable neurostimulation systems to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).  Inspire Medical Systems was formed when the Inspire intellectual property and technology was licensed and spun out from Medtronic in 2007. Inspire therapy is designed to deliver physiologically-timed, mild stimulation to the hypoglossal nerve on each breathing cycle

 
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