A tiny device placed under the skin can relieve a type of chronic snoringthat can double the risk of death, according to researchers.


The matchbox-sized implant can regulate breathing throughout the night to combat central sleep apnea, where sufferers temporarily stop breathing as they sleep. A study looking at patients with heart failure, for whom central sleep apnea can double the risk of dying, found that the device was effective at regulating breathing. (MontrealGazette)





Novel device successfully treats central sleep apnea in heart failure

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