Heart Failure

CPAP Fails Again: Treatment Doesn’t Improve Heart Risks

Healthy hearth concept, ear doctor on wood background

We’ve already seen this conclusion before: CPAP treatment may help some aspects of sleep apnea, but it doesn’t ultimately improve heart disease risks. This is the conclusion of a new review of all available data. It shows that although it can improve […]

Sleep Apnea Contributed to Carrie Fisher’s Death

Sleep apnea diagram

Late last year, we speculated that sleep apnea may have contributed to the death of Carrie Fisher. This week, the coroner’s report confirmed that sleep apnea played a role in her death, although the official cause of death was listed as “undetermined.”

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ACC Clarifies Sleep Apnea, Heart Disease Relationship

This month, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) published a new, comprehensive description of the complex relationship between sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease. The goal is to emphasize the serious crisis of sleep apnea that represents a major threat to the life and health of the American people.

“A Modifiable Risk Factor”

Perhaps the […]

Only 30% of Heart Failure Patients Keep Using CPAP

One of the most deadly consequences of sleep apnea is heart failure. Many people who find themselves in the hospital with heart failure find that they have been living with undiagnosed sleep apnea. There is hope that coming to the hospital and getting their sleep apnea diagnosis could help them get effective, lifesaving […]

Did Sleep Apnea Claim Two Pop Icons This Week?

There’s no doubt that 2016 has been hard on pop culture icons. We’ve lost dozens of recognizable names, many of them still vibrant and working in their careers. The year is not yet finished, and, neither, apparently, is the string of deaths being visited on our pop culture stars.

In just the last week, we’ve […]

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