Obstructive Sleep Apnea Doubles Sudden Death Risk

August 11, 2021

A new meta-analysis summarizes the dangers posed sleep apnea, which include a doubling of the risk of sudden death from cardiac causes. It is still unclear whether continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), one of the main treatments for obstructive sleep apnea, lowers that risk.

AHA Scientific Statement Says Many Cardiovascular Disease Patients Should Be Screened for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

June 21, 2021

The American Heart Association statement says people with resistant or poorly control hypertension, pulmonary hypertension and recurrent atrial fibrillation should be screened for obstructive sleep apnea. Although enthusiastic about the future of wearables and other kinds of technology for diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea, the statement also notes that "diagnostic accuracy needs to be better defined."