PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — People living with sleep apnea may soon no longer have to wear those big bulky masks to bed.READ MORE: 40th Street Bridge Lane Restrictions Go Into Place This Week
The FDA approved a new implant for patients called The Remede System.READ MORE: Dozens Of Women Gather On North Shore For 'Black Maternal Health Week' Photoshoot
The small battery pack is surgically implanted under the skin in the chest area.
It stimulates a nerve located in the chest that is responsible for sending signals to the diaphragm to stimulate breathing.MORE NEWS: Local Providers Committed To Distributing Johnson And Johnson Vaccine Despite Reports Of Shortages
More information can be found here: respicardia.com/the-remede-system/