Study shows using cpap reduces heart attack & stroke risk in sleep apnea patients
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines are used to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) – a common sleep disorder linked to a range of health problems. Patients with OSA have a higher risk of developing heart problems, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and strokes. Thankfully, research has shown that CPAP treatment helps lower these risks by preventing apneas during sleep.
A study analysed data from 206 non-sleepy OSA patients with heart disease. At the end of an apnea when breathing has been blocked, some patients had a major surge in their heart rate, while others had small increases. Those with greater surges are at a higher risk for heart attacks or strokes. Upon trialling a CPAP machine, the participants had a 60% reduced heart attack and stroke risk, proving the effectiveness of CPAP in treating sleep apnea and providing protection from heart attacks and strokes.
The CPAP Clinic has a network of 40 clinics nationwide, and works in partnership with Centurion Healthcare, a Respiratory & Sleep Specialist clinic group to provide comprehensive sleep care including: 1. Respiratory & Sleep Specialist consultation – face-to-face and telehealth available 2. Sleep studies – in-lab, home and contactless sleep studies available.
Bulk billing available for specialist telehealth consultations as well as sleep studies. Medicare criteria apply.
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