A sleep disorders specialist runs through essential recommendations from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine on PAP device use in asymptomatic individuals, those with suspected COVID-19 and more.
Given sleep apnea’s prevalence, its general deleterious effects and its influence on atrial fibrillation, there’s a strong case to be made for evaluation. Plus, adequate treatment of sleep apnea yields cardiovascular benefits among other positive effects.
Adherence to PAP therapy remains a challenge for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Optional PAP device features and desensitization strategies may help.
Sleep apnea is associated with heart failure, atrial fibrillation, stroke, coronary artery disease and cardiovascular mortality. CPAP treatment may reduce the risk of cardiac events, indicate some data.
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One of the first clinic-based studies comparing positive airway pressure and upper airway stimulation finds each to have advantages in differing outcomes, laying the groundwork for future studies.
The international ADHERE registry of real-world use of hypoglossal nerve stimulation also showed a nonsignificant trend toward better outcomes in women than in men.
Our Sleep Disorders Center is using the funds to create a first-of-kind sleep biophysiologic repository leveraging over 100,000 sleep studies and to study links between sleep apnea and QT prolongation.
Doctors have few options for treating nonalcoholic steatohepatitis. New research proves that sleep apnea is an independent risk factor for developing this condition, suggesting quality-of-life benefits of CPAP.
Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified biomarkers that might ultimately serve as tools for diagnostics and monitoring — or even as therapeutic targets — in patients with these concurrent conditions.
A 25-year-old man with uncontrolled seizures displayed no classic symptoms of sleep apnea. But 10 years after starting CPAP therapy, he remains seizure-free.