Sudden Cardiac Death Possibility for Untreated Sleep Apnea Patients
Posted: June 20, 2019
Did you know sudden cardiac death has been linked to sleep apnea?
There has been proven a twofold and possibly even greater increased incidence of Sudden Cardiac Death in patients who have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). With several types of sleep apnea diagnosis available, obstructive sleep apnea is the most common. What is obstructive sleep apnea? Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when throat muscles intermittently relax, blocking the airway during regular sleep cycles. A well known symptom of obstructive sleep apnea is usually snoring. Do you snore?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Research
The cardiovascular event-free survival in people who have a history of preexisting illness with coexisting OSA is one to two years which is significantly lower than the population without any pre-existing illness (8-10 years). Oxygen saturation less than 90% is key. Low oxygen saturation from obstructive sleep apnea causes damage to the heart tissue by a process called oxidative stress. Sleep Apnea is serious business and should be managed accordingly, it’s more than just inconvenient snoring!
Do you often wonder how to get better sleep?
Does your sleep partner complain about your snoring?
Do you constantly look for ways to just have a good night’s sleep?
Let’s make time to take charge of your health and learn how to sleep better. Patients can benefit from our Sleep Apnea Treatment programs at Low T Center and our medical staff can help you reach your sleep goals of feeling more rested allowing you to live a healthier life. The body needs restful sleep to recuperate from normal day to day activities, process vitamins and generate hormones. Each patient receives a personalized health care plan – nothing is templated. By scheduling a men’s health assessment today, our medical team can help you manage your health care needs and devise treatment plans for any underlying symptomless health concerns and get you on a program to alleviate!
Vidya Pai, MD | National Sleep Medicine Director
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