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Monday's Medical Video - How Does Sleep Apnea Impact Heart Disease?
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In this Mayo Clinic video, Virend Somers, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic cardiologist, reviews the impact of sleep apnea on the heart.

posted February 5
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A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Thank you for this video I wear oxygen at night on 2 liters

posted February 6
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

@A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member, I ran across a webinar on YouTube and one of the people they interviewed has this implant because he could not use a PAP. I don't know what it takes to qualify for this or how many doctors do it. It won't hurt to find out. He has his done at a teaching hospital so I don't know maybe look in that direction. Hugs🤗

posted February 9 (edited)
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

Wow, you are more up on the new devices than an OHSU hospital DR who specializes in apnea is. I was so disappointed when he told me there was nothing for me, for central apnea. I'm excited at least there is something to look at again. Thank you. I will look into it. 😉

posted February 8
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

@A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member Thanks so much for your good advice. Yesterday I learned about a device that can be implanted for Central Sleep Apnea called The remedē System. is a treatment option for adult patients with moderate to severe central sleep apnea. The device is an implantable system that uses stimulation of a nerve in the chest (phrenic nerve) to send signals to the large muscle between the chest and abdomen (the diaphragm). As Dee said, don't give up there are options to help you and it is so important to treat your sleep apnea. 🤗

posted February 8
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member

I'd like to chime in here since I've been wearing a mask for years. If you have Obstructive apnea the implanted device can work for you, but if you have the kind of apnea I have, Central apnea, the implanted device will not work. I just recently looked into it. Central apnea is a problem in a small part of your brain that makes you stop breathing when you go to sleep.
I have a family member that has the Inspire implanted device and she says she loves it and can go to sleep so quickly. Don't give up with whatever method you need to use. When I first started using a mask years ago, I didn't like having to wear it but I knew how important it was for my heart and health. Very important. Dee

posted February 8

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