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The apnea program at Children’s Minnesota provides unique care for kids with a wide range of breathing problems which require home apnea monitoring and/or additional treatment for gastroesophageal reflux. The apnea program offers support to parents through education and special services.

Conditions treated

  • Apparent life-threatening events with central or obstructive apnea (ALTE)
  • Brief Resolved Unexplained Events (BRUE)
  • Unresolved apnea of prematurity
  • Neonatal apnea
  • Gastroesophageal reflux

Services offered

  • Training for parents and caregivers whose infants require in-home apnea monitors and/or treatment of gastroesophageal reflux
  • Clinical management of home monitored infants and/or infants diagnosed with significant gastroesophageal reflux
  • Professional consultation
  • Diagnostic testing and scoring
    • Documented event monitor recording
    • Pneumogram (4-channel recording)
    • Oxygen Saturation Recording