Heat treatment for sleep apnoea available soon:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Somnus Medical Technologies has submitted its Somnoplasty system to treat obstructive sleep apnoea to the FDA for clearance. The device uses radio-frequency energy to heat soft tissue in the upper airways which causes the condition. This heating causes the tissue to contract and the resulting lesions take around three to eight weeks to heal. The treatment is an alternative to nasal continuous positive airway pressure and surgical resection of part of the soft palate.
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