Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea Can Improve Patient Outcomes1
Sleep apnea puts an enormous strain on the heart and remodels the cardiac substrate through stretching, oxidative stress and frequent sympathetic surges.4
Sleep apnea does not correlate with typical sleep apnea symptoms such as body habitus and day time sleepiness.5
Screening all patients, new (undiagnosed) and existing (under-titrated CPAP), was reported to improve patient outcomes and have a 42% relative risk reduction in AFib recurrence 6-7 and a 38% risk reduction in CVD mortality.1
A simple yes/no questionnaire called STOP-BANG takes just a few minutes and indicates a high probability of obstructive sleep apnea and supports the required documentation for Medicare and commercial insurance payers.6-7
Total Sleep Solutions™ is a novel cross-disciplinary model of care developed in collaboration with cardiologists and sleep physicians for the management of cardiac patients. Itamar Medical has extensive experience with a variety of cardiology practices to ensure every patient is properly screened, diagnosed, treated and monitored for treatment compliance.