Phrenic Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Central Sleep Apnea
William T. Abraham, Dariusz Jagielski, Olaf Oldenburg, Ralph Augostini, Steven Krueger, Adam Kolodziej, Klaus-Jürgen Gutleben, Rami Khayat, Andrew Merliss, Manya R. Harsch, Richard G. Holcomb, Shahrokh Javaheri, Piotr Ponikowski and on behalf of the remedē Pilot Study Investigators
The therapy algorithm used by The remedē System to provide phrenic nerve stimulation during sleep. The system uses time of day, activity level, and body position (upright or recumbent) to determine a potential sleeping state and therefore if stimulation should occur. All of these parameters are adjustable to tailor therapy to each patient’s specific sleep routine.