Heart Failure

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 [...]

CPAP “No Good” for Heart Problems

It has long been thought that CPAP deserved its status as the “Gold Standard” for sleep apnea treatment. Because it has the ability to ensure air is constantly reaching the lungs, it essentially eliminates apneic events, and, therefore, can eliminate the dangerous consequences of sleep apnea. However, as we have studied the function [...]

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps At-Risk Patients

Sleep apnea can increase your risk of ending up in the hospital for heart problems, diabetes complications, and even cancer. But once you’re there, it remains a danger and can increase your risk of serious complications. Fortunately, according to a new study, sleep apnea treatment [...]

Increased Risk for Heart Disease among Women with Sleep Apnea

A new study highlights the increased risk of heart disease for women with sleep apnea. However, the study showed no such increase for men. This doesn’t mean sleep apnea is safe for men, though. A Longterm Study This study, published in the prestigious journal Circulation, looked at sleep apnea and cardiovascular problems in [...]

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