How are Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease Linked?

Posted on in Education/Training

By: Cheryl Needham, Sr. Clinical Marketing Manager, Philips Respironics

Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is prevalent in about 20 million Americans with 85-90 percent still being undiagnosed. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can impact quality of life, carries an economic toll and can be a public safety issue because of drowsy driving; not to mention the link to other diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

SDB, as central sleep apnea (CSA), is seen in 30-50 percent of patients with heart failure, and its presence is recognized as one of the factors contributing to mortality and morbidity. Respiratory instability from SDB presents as a rhythmic pattern of breathing referred to as Cheyne-Stokes Respiration (CSR).

Servo-ventilation (autoSV) has become the treatment of choice for periodic breathing such as CSR.

Studies have demonstrated that OSA can be linked to:

  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Stroke
  • Atrial fibrillation

Please join me at Heartland Conference 2016 as I present under this same title, The Link between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease, on Wednesday, June 15 from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Following my presentation, you will be able to:

  • Describe the most common form of sleep-disordered breathing: obstructive sleep apnea.
  • Review current trends in cardiovascular disease (CVD,) including hypertension, arrhythmias and heart failure.
  • Discuss the physiologic association between OSA and CVD.
  • Explain the benefits of PAP therapy in treating OSA and CVD.

There will be two additional presentations by Philips Respironics at Heartland Conference:

Ways to Connect and Market to your Patients
Wednesday, June 15 from 8:15 - 8:45 a.m.
Presented by Sherry Huggins, Field Marketing Manager

Selling ASV in a Serve-HF World
Thursday, June 16 from 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Presented by Emerson Kerr, Senior Field Marketing Manager

To learn more about these presentations, please visit the Better Business through Better Breathing website, or visit us at the Philips Respironics booth (#209) at Heartland Conference.

If you have not yet registered for Heartland Conference, please click here. See you there!