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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Cleveland Clinic State-of-the-Art Review

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Cleveland Clinic State-of-the-Art Review online series provide an in-depth review of OSA, including screening, diagnosis, and therapy, so that general practitioners may more quickly and effectively identify OSA and treat their patients.

Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, and this can occur up to hundreds of times during the night. Specifically, OSA is caused by episodes of complete or partial airway blockage during sleep.

Webcasts


Jessica Vensel Rundo, MD, MS
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Basics
Jessica Vensel Rundo, MD, MS
Release Date: January 30, 2019
Expiration Datsse: January 30, 2022
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialty: Neurology
Jessica Vensel Rundo, MD, MS
Sleep Apnea and the Heart
Reena Mehra, MD, MS, FCCP, FAASM
Release date: February 28, 2019
Expiration date:
February 28, 2022
Estimated Time: 1 hour
Type:  Webcast
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Specialty: Neurology

 

Series Learning Objectives

  • Cite the consequences of sleep apnea, as it relates to comorbid psychiatric diseases, metabolic disorders, drowsy driving, and cognitive impairment

  • Highlight the impact of OSA on cardiovascular health, including the physiology of sleep-heart interactions and central sleep apnea

  • Identify alternative treatments, including upper airway surgeries and hypoglossal nerve stimulation

  • Review the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy for OSA and how to impact CPAP complianc

  • Review the prevalence, risk factors, screening, and diagnosis options of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

Target Audience

This educational activity is designed for family practice and internal medicine physicians, pediatricians, and allied health professionals, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Activity Director

Nancy Foldvary-Schaefer, DO, MS
Director, Sleep Disorders Center
Neurological Institute
Cleveland Clinic    
Cleveland, OH