Untreated sleep apnea is associated with increased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, heart failure, and stroke. A 2008 Scientific Statement issued by the American heart Association and the American College of Cardiology estimated that patients with cardiovascular disorders were overrepresented in the more than 14 million affected Americans.
Lippincott's Focus on Cardiovascular Disease and Sleep Apnea gives the cardiology practitioner the necessary background to understand the role sleep apnea plays in many cardiovascular disorders, including heart failure and coronary artery disease.
This manual explains, in a concise format, how the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea can affect a spectrum of associated cardiovascular disease and the various diagnostic tools available. Adapted from leading texts in the field, this guide will allow you to