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May 18, 2012

New Device Helps Man Who ‘Forgets’ to Breathe

By stacytheobald stacytheobald

His whole life, David Vannausdle, 32, of Granger, Iowa, has been tethered to some type of breathing device for at least some part of the day or night.  Without external assistance, his body “forgets” to breathe. He was born with congenital central hypoventilation syndrome, also referred to as Ondine’s curse. Essentially, the brain fails to […]

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Tags: “forgets” to breathe, 5308, 5335, David Vannausdle, M.D., Ronald Reeves


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