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Adherence to sleep apnea treatment reduces health care use, costs in heart failure

Positive airway pressure-adherent patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction and obstructive sleep apnea had fewer health care visits, including ED and hospital visits, than nonadherent patients, according to a new industry-funded study.
18 Jul 2023

Sussing out sleep apnea disorders

Given the prevalence of poor sleep habits, determining sleep apnea can be difficult during a time-pressed visit. Asking the rights questions is key.
1 Mar 2015

Guideline recommends when to refer patients with obstructive sleep apnea for surgery

Clinicians should discuss referral to a sleep surgeon, bariatric surgeon, or both with patients who do not tolerate positive airway pressure, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
21 Sep 2021

Sleep apnea, daytime sleepiness linked to higher coronary artery calcium scores

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea and daytime sleepiness had a 66% higher risk of atherosclerosis than those with neither condition, a Brazilian analysis found.
4 Jul 2023

When is it sleep apnea?

This issue covers topics including sleep apnea, prescribing generics, and hypertension.
1 Mar 2015

Screen cardiovascular disease patients for sleep apnea, AHA recommends

The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea is as high as 40% to 80% in patients with hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease, pulmonary hypertension, atrial fibrillation, or stroke, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association (AHA).
29 Jun 2021

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea perceived as looking younger after CPAP treatment

Data showed that perceived age of sleep apnea patients was six years younger after one month of using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).
2 Apr 2019

Diagnose, address cognitive impairment in heart failure patients, society says

A new scientific statement from the Heart Failure Society of America advises clinicians to be alert to clues such as difficulty with money or running out of medicine, among other recommendations.
19 Mar 2024

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for sleep apnea

A 52-year-old man is evaluated in follow-up after being diagnosed with severe obstructive sleep apnea 8 weeks ago. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) was prescribed based on a titration during in-laboratory polysomnography. He notes some improvement in his sleep with CPAP, but he still feels drowsy during the day. Following a physical exam, cardiopulmonary exam, and neurologic exam, what is the most appropriate next step in management to address this patient's continued drowsiness?
5 Jun 2018

Guideline issued on diagnostic testing for obstructive sleep apnea

Among other strong recommendations, clinical tools, questionnaires, and prediction algorithms are not recommended for obstructive sleep apnea diagnosis in adults in the absence of polysomnography or home sleep apnea testing.
21 Mar 2017

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