What’s Obstructive Sleep Apnea anyway?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common of Sleep Disordered Breathing
and occurs when a patient’s upper airway closes during sleep (either partially or fully) while attempting to breathe. Click the video below (with permission of ResMed)-
Patients with Hypertension
Patients with Drug resistant
Hypertension have OSA
Patients with Congestive Heart Failure and Stroke have SDB
Why is treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea so important?
Severe OSA patients have significantly higher incidents of death &
cardiovascular fatal events Vs patients treated with CPAP