Posts Tagged ‘obstructive sleep apnea’

June 16th, 2014

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: June 16th

This week’s topics include statins and physical activity in older men, transitional care interventions to prevent heart-failure readmissions, and more.

June 11th, 2013

People with Sleep Apnea at Increased Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death

Although people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have an increased risk for death and cardiovascular disease, the relationship between OSA and sudden cardiac death (SCD) has not been clear. Now a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology provides evidence that OSA is in fact associated with an increase in the risk […]

May 29th, 2012

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: Week of May 28th

This week’s topics include treating obstructive sleep apnea, using aspirin for VTE, and prothrombotics.

May 22nd, 2012

Studies Probe Effect of CPAP and Sleep Apnea on Hypertension

Two studies published in JAMA provide additional, but not surprising, information about the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and hypertension — and the role of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). In the first study, Ferran Barbé and colleagues randomized 725 people with OSA but no daytime sleepiness to either CPAP or no active treatment. After a median […]