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Getting the remedē® System

Interested in remedē?

If you think the remedē System may be the right treatment for your central sleep apnea (CSA), follow these steps to receive and properly adjust to your system.

Step 1: Get a diagnosis

remedē is designed for adults who have moderate to severe CSA.

If you suspect you have CSA but haven’t been diagnosed, talk to your sleep or primary care doctor about your symptoms. He or she may recommend a sleep study to help diagnose CSA and determine if you may be a candidate for the remedē System.

To connect with a remedē-trained doctor, use our locator to find one near you.

Step 2: Start the conversation

Once you’ve been diagnosed with CSA, your sleep doctor can help you understand your treatment options—including whether remedē is right for you.

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If you need help navigating the conversation with your doctor, download our discussion guide.

Step 3: Understand your insurance coverage

Coverage for remedē is typically reviewed and approved by insurance providers on a case-by-case basis. After your doctor has determined whether you’re a candidate for remedē, their office staff will work with your insurance provider to secure coverage for your implantation procedure.

If you have questions about insurance coverage, please email or call 952-540-4470 and ask to speak with a remedē Insurance Specialist.

Step 4: Adjust to life with remedē

After you receive your remedē System, follow these important instructions to help your body adjust.

Important recommendations for your remedē device:

Short Term (1-3 months):

It is typically recommended that you wear a sling to keep your arm in a low position for the first 48 hours. It is important to minimize arm movement immediately after your procedure. 

Avoid raising your arm above your shoulder. Raising your arm on the side of your implant can cause the leads to get pulled out of place and require a second procedure. 

Minimize upper extremities activities and exercise. Repetitive motion can cause damaging stress, lead movement, and possible failure to implanted leads. 

Limit friction on the skin over the implanted area. Friction due to movement and activities could damage the device or the skin over the remedē System. 

Long Term:

Avoid high powered electromagnetic fields. Electrical and magnetic equipment such as arc welding units, induction furnaces and stoves, resistance welders, radio or microwave transmitters,
linear power amplifiers have the possibility of interacting with the remedē System.

Maintain distances when using a cell phone. Cell phones can interact with the device. 

  • Do not place them on the chest area on the same side as the remedē device
  • Maintain at least 10 inches between your cell phone and the remedē device
  • Hold the phone to the ear farthest from the device

Avoid scuba diving or hyperbaric chambers. Do not dive below 10 meters (33 feet) of water or enter hyperbaric chambers above 2.0 atmospheres absolute. The pressure can damage your stimulator or leads.

Limit physical activities prone to falling. Falling can cause the device and/or the leads to move or get pulled out of place and can require a second procedure.