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The Connection Between Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Apnea: An Expert Interview

The Connection Between Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Apnea: An Expert Interview

To examine the link between cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea, The Cardiology Advisor spoke with cardiologist Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA and sleep specialist Rachel Marie E. Salas, MD, FAAN.

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Heart Failure Risk Increased When Sleep Apnea Not Managed With CPAP

Heart Failure Risk Increased When Sleep Apnea Not Managed With CPAP

When sleep apnea was not managed with continuous positive airway pressure, the risk for heart failure increased, regardless of age.

Sleep Apnea Linked to Changes in the Brain in Older Adults

Sleep Apnea Linked to Changes in the Brain in Older Adults

Disturbed sleep was linked to increased thickness in right postcentral gyrus, pericalcarine, and pars opercularis.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Asthma: Gaining Control by Losing Weight

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Asthma: Gaining Control by Losing Weight

Poor control of asthma and obstructive sleep apnea can feed off one another, according to Michelle Zeidler, MD, pulmonologist at the University of California, Los Angeles, and director of the UCLA Sleep Fellowship Program.

CTEPH Increases Risk for Sleep Disordered Breathing

CTEPH Increases Risk for Sleep Disordered Breathing

Precapillary pulmonary hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea may be causative factors for central sleep apnea and pulmonary hypertension, respectively.

Automated Screening Systems for Pediatric OSA

Automated Screening Systems for Pediatric OSA

The aim of this study was to describe an automated OSA screening and report the prevalence of children with snoring plus one additional OSA symptom.

Ability of Clinical Scores to Detect Severe Hypoxemic Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Ability of Clinical Scores to Detect Severe Hypoxemic Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Of the 4 clinical scores used to predict the occurrence of hypoxemic episodes in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea, DES-OSA appears to be the most effective.

Sleep Apnea Prediction Model Developed for African American Patients

Sleep Apnea Prediction Model Developed for African American Patients

Researchers developed a prediction model for sleep apnea in African American patients, who have a high prevalence of sleep apnea that is often undiagnosed.

Effect of CPAP on Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep in OSA

Effect of CPAP on Periodic Limb Movements of Sleep in OSA

Researchers assessed whether continuous positive airway pressure affected the frequency of periodic leg movements during sleep.

CPAP Use May Improve Sexual QOL in Sleep Apnea

CPAP Use May Improve Sexual QOL in Sleep Apnea

Findings were based on one year of follow-up for patients newly diagnosed with sleep apnea.

Fixed vs Auto-Adjusting CPAP for Prevention of eGFR Decline in OSA

Fixed vs Auto-Adjusting CPAP for Prevention of eGFR Decline in OSA

Fixed continuous positive airway pressure for the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea was associated with preventing a time-dependent decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis in Heart Failure Using Portable Monitor

Sleep Apnea Diagnosis in Heart Failure Using Portable Monitor

Portable sleep monitoring may accurately diagnose sleep apnea in patients who are hospitalized with heart failure.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Thinning of Calvaria, Skull Base

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Linked to Thinning of Calvaria, Skull Base

The mean extracranial zygoma thickness was the same for those with and without obstructive sleep apnea.

Primary Care Can Effectively Manage Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Primary Care Can Effectively Manage Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Findings were based on a portable monitor and use of a semi-automatic treatment algorithm.

AASM: Medical Marijuana Should Not Be Used to Treat Sleep Apnea

AASM: Medical Marijuana Should Not Be Used to Treat Sleep Apnea

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) remains the mainstay of medical treatment for OSA.

Sleep Quality in COPD May Predict Overall Quality of Life

Sleep Quality in COPD May Predict Overall Quality of Life

Sleep quality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease may be a significant predictor of multiple metrics of quality of life.

The Connection Between Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Apnea: An Expert Interview

The Connection Between Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Apnea: An Expert Interview

To examine the link between cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea, The Cardiology Advisor spoke with cardiologist Seth S. Martin, MD, MHS, FACC, FAHA and sleep specialist Rachel Marie E. Salas, MD, FAAN.

Adenotonsillectomy Reduces Blood Pressure in Children With OSA, Hypertension

Adenotonsillectomy Reduces Blood Pressure in Children With OSA, Hypertension

Pediatric patients with hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea had significant improvements in blood pressure after adenotonsillectomy.

Severe Sleep Disordered Breathing May Be Linked to Heart Failure

Severe Sleep Disordered Breathing May Be Linked to Heart Failure

Severe sleep disordered breathing was associated with elevated arterial stiffness and may be related to the pathophysiology of heart failure, particularly in patients with preserved ejection fraction.

CPAP Nonadherence Associated With Higher Hospital Readmissions

CPAP Nonadherence Associated With Higher Hospital Readmissions

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea had higher rates of hospital readmission when not adherent to continuous positive airway pressure therapy.

Prior Authorization for Medication, Procedures a Source of Frustration

Prior Authorization for Medication, Procedures a Source of Frustration

Prior authorizations for medications and diagnostic imaging continue to be a source of frustration for providers.

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