Oklahoma medical center launches sleep apnea treatment

Tulsa, Okla.-based Hillcrest Medical Center is offering a new therapy for central sleep apnea patients, News9 reported March 9.

The treatment involves implanting a device called Remede. Michael Newnam, MD, director of sleep medicine at the Oklahoma Heart Institute within the medical center, said the therapy isn't for obstructive sleep apnea patients. 

"Where we see central sleep apnea predominantly are in folks who have heart failure or other cardiovascular conditions," Dr. Newnam told News9. "We will sometimes see it in people who have a stroke or people who have rhythms."

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