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Pulmonary hypertension, atherosclerosis, heart failure, arrhythmias, pericardial disease, and valvular heart disease.
Studies of preoperative cardiac risk assessment, perioperative medication management, and postoperative complications.
Symptoms to Diagnosis
A 66-year-old man presents with an acute exacerbation of COPD requiring hospitalization.
A sleep history, airway examination, and screening tools inform the need for testing for OSA.
Disruption of the normal sleep-heart interaction negatively impacts the heart.
Depression, drowsy driving, metabolic disease, and cognitive decline are associated with obstructive sleep apnea.
Positive airway pressure therapy reduces daytime sleepiness and cardiovascular events.
Lifestyle modification, surgical interventions, and other devices may benefit patients unable to use PAP therapy.
Addressing Disparities in Health Care
Cardiovascular disease makes no distinction in race, sex, age, or socioeconomic status, and neither should clinicians.
Each patient is unique, and with a range of treatments available, treatment can be individualized.