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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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)....
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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...
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Lower Cholesterol with Better Sleep

Sleep Apnea is linked to insulin resistance (diabetes) and distortion of leptin levels (obesity), among other increasingly prevalent chronic health conditions. In addition to reversing insulin resistance and normalizing leptin levels, treatment of sleep apnea improves blood...
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Sleep Apnea Treatment Dramatically Improves Acid Reflux Disease

Up to 75% of patients with sleep apnea suffer from acid reflux. Most acid reflux patients either suffer or are treated with medications to control acid secretion and relieve symptoms. Side effects from these medications – which cost the health care system billions of dollars...
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Treating Sleep Apnea Reverses Metabolic Syndrome and Lowers Blood Pressure

Sleep Apnea, the #1 evaluated and diagnosed disorder in sleep clinics, causes both disturbed sleep and impaired daytime alertness. It is also linked in an intimate and causative relationship with high blood pressure (hypertension), diabetes, obesity, heart disease and stroke,...
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Alarming Prevalence of Sleep Disorders in Police Officers affects job Performance

Sleep complaints are known to cause difficulty with both sleep and daytime function, including occupational duties. This recent study specifically evaluated the previously unrecognized incidence of sleep issues in law enforcement personnel. Over 40% of 5000 police officers...
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Sleepiness-Related Accidents in Sleep Apnea Patients

Fatigue and sleep disorders contribute to more motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) than alcohol and drugs combined. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) publishes statistics each year that include the incidence of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea,...
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