Heart Failure

Is Sleep Apnea a Factor in Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) of Young Athletes?

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) of young athletes is a serious concern. The risks are remarkably high for these supposedly healthy individuals. Although these people are supposed to be among the healthiest in our society, they can die at alarmingly high rates. Some groups experience an SCD for an athlete of as high as one […]

Large New Study Shows Sleep Apnea Treatment Reduces Heart Risks

Some of the most serious risks related to sleep apnea are the cardiovascular problems that can develop in people with the condition. Hopefully, sleep apnea treatment should minimize these risks. However, research has had difficulty proving that the “gold standard” of sleep apnea treatment, CPAP, […]

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 […]

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