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April's EYE ON HEART HEALTH: Links for sleep and cardiac health news

April 15, 2018 0 Comments

For April 2018


THE FOLLOWING RECENT NEWS LINKS SHOW THE CONTINUED RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SLEEP HEALTH AND HEART HEALTH


APRIL 9, 2018 || NEUROLOGY ADVISOR

CPAP effective for sleep apnea treatment following stroke

From the article: "The use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is an effective treatment for sleep-disordered breathing in patients who have experienced a stroke, according to the results of a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) published recently in Neurology."


APRIL 8, 2018 || MCKNIGHT'S LONG-TERM CARE NEWS

Research links heart failure to sleep disorder conditions

From the article: " 'We hope that CPAP may improve not only hypertension but also arterial stiffness, and lead to improvements in the prognosis of patients with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction,' said coauthor Akiomi Yoshihisa, M.D., of Japan's Fukushima Medical University."


APRIL 3, 2018 || GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL

Local Doctor: Hit the hay for heart health

From the article: "The link between sufficient sleep and good health is well established. A growing body of research gives added weight to the argument that shorting yourself on sleep may shorten your life – by significantly raising your risk of heart problems."


APRIL 3, 2018 || WEBMD

All That Overtime Could Be Killing You

From the website: "Researchers said they found that working 61 to 70 hours a week increased the risk of coronary heart disease by 42 percent, and working 71 to 80 hours increased it by 63 percent. Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, with more than half a million deaths each year in the United States alone, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."


MARCH 31, 2018 || KNOWRIDGE SCIENCE REPORT

When is a home sleep apnea test appropriate?

From the article: "Those with pre-existing conditions, such as lung disease, hypoventilation, heart failure, or other sleep disorders, such as restless legs syndrome, central sleep apnea or parasomnias, aren’t candidates for home testing.
Home studies have not been validated for some patients with these conditions, and they’re not likely to produce conclusive results. A monitored, more-detailed polysomnography is the only option for those individuals."


MARCH 21, 2018 || CARDIOLOGY ADVISOR

The connection between cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea: An expert interview

From the interview:

  • Cardiology Advisor: "What is known about the link between sleep apnea and CVD, including proposed underlying mechanisms?"
  • Dr. Martin: "Epidemiological studies have linked sleep apnea with a host of bad cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes, ranging from coronary heart disease to stroke to heart failure to [atrial fibrillation] AF. The underlying cardiometabolic mechanisms include increased sympathetic nervous system activity, inflammation, endothelial dysfunction, and abnormal metabolism of insulin, leptin, and lipoproteins." 
  • Dr. Salas: "The [evidence for a] relationship between sleep apnea and heart disease is getting stronger. CVD such as high blood pressure, heart failure, and stroke are more common in patients with sleep apnea. It remains unclear whether sleep apnea causes heart disease (the chicken or the egg phenomena)."

MARCH 20, 2018 || HOSPIMEDICA

Severe sleep apnea tied to acute CV events

From the article: "Severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) occurring during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is associated with recurrent events in people with pre-existing cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to a new study."


MARCH 18, 2018 || KNOWRIDGE SCIENCE REPORT

How to block high blood pressure in sleep apnea

From the article: "Obstructive sleep apnea – a disorder that affects nearly one out of four people between the ages of 30 and 70 – is a common cause of high blood pressure. ...In a recent study, scientists describe the signaling cascade that leads to this form of hypertension and suggest ways to disrupt those signals and prevent elevated blood pressures."


MARCH 16, 2018 || PATCHWORK TIMES

Vince's Sleep Study

From the personal blog post: "Once he had the heart issues and the doctor convinced him that sleep apnea could damage all of his organs, or even result in death, he was ready to have another sleep study, get a new and improved Cpap and get used to using it."


MARCH 15, 2018 || JOURNAL OF CLINICAL SLEEP MEDICINE

Evaluation of cardiovascular risk factors and restless legs syndrome in women and men

From the abstract: "Many studies have investigated the association between restless legs syndrome (RLS) and cardiovascular risk factors, leading to conflicting results. Therefore, the aim of the current study was to determine whether RLS is associated with cardiovascular risk factors and disease."

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