central sleep apnea


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central sleep apnea

n.
Any of various sleep disorders that cause cessation of breathing due to decreased activity of the respiratory muscles, occurring as a result of underlying disease, such as heart failure or a neuromuscular disorder.
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We had a technology that could alleviate central sleep apnea, and we just wanted to prove how large the benefit was," said Dr.
Complex sleep apnea is a combination of obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.
In contrast to OSA, central sleep apnea (CSA) is defined as a lack of airflow accompanied by a lack of respiratory effort, reflecting impairments in brain areas controlling breathing.
The strong associations between central sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation [arrhythmia originating in the heart's upper chambers] suggest that central sleep apnea may be a sensitive marker of underlying abnormalities in autonomic or cardiac dysfunction associated with atrial fibrillation," they added.
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Unlike obstructive sleep apnea, in which a person stops breathing when his or her airway becomes blocked, central sleep apnea occurs when brain areas that control breathing fail.
Dad Andy said Rachel has suffered with the disorder, known as central sleep apnea, for years but the family are hoping treatment in America will finally put an end to the sleepless nights which have plagued them for almost a decade.
Kristen has mitochondrial disease with multiple disabilities and central sleep apnea.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Respicardia[R], which successfully completed enrollment into the first global chronic pilot study to treat central sleep apnea (CSA) with an implantable system last month, announced today the appointment of Jay Millerhagen as vice president of clinical affairs and market development.
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The two most common types of sleep apnea, a condition that results in repetitive pauses in breathing during sleep, are obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea.
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