PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — People living with sleep apnea may soon no longer have to wear those big bulky masks to bed.READ MORE: Police: Man Throws Pumpkins At Woman Who Parked Outside His Bloomfield Home
The FDA approved a new implant for patients called The Remede System.READ MORE: Woman In Critical Condition, Taken To Hospital Following Stabbing In Stowe Township
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: Pirates, PNC Park Plays Host To College Fair Highlighting Historical Black Colleges And Universities
More information can be found here: respicardia.com/the-remede-system/