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May 14, 2015

Effect of Nocturnal Nasal Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Blood Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

High Blood Pressure (or Hypertension) is perhaps the most common chronic health condition in the United States. Hypertension causes heart attacks, heart failure, strokes, and other dangerous medical problems. The typical approach to managing hypertension includes using one or...

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Recurrence of Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib) is the most common dangerous cardiac arrhythmia. Cardiac arrhythmias are electrical disturbances in the heart muscle that affect the heart’s ability to effectively perform its primary function- pumping blood. When A-Fib is untreated or poorly treated,...

CHF and CSR improvement with ASV

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is among the most devastating and debilitating chronic health conditions in the US. Patients with CHF suffer from a weak heart muscle, usually as a result of longstanding high blood pressure and/or heart attack(s). Because the heart muscle performs...

Insomnia and the Risk of Incident Heart Failure: A Population Study

Patients suffering from Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) typically exhibit symptoms that include shortness of breath, poor exercise tolerance, fluid retention (swelling from the feet up the legs), and the inability to lie or sleep without several pillows (also knows as orthopnea)....

CPAP for the Metabolic Syndrome in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Metabolic Syndrome (MS) has been called a major epidemic over the course of the last few years. It includes the following constellation of findings: an abnormal lipid profile, insulin resistance, midline obesity, and coronary artery narrowing from a process known as...