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Study finds statins, but not CPAP therapy, can reduce heart disease

March 22, 2023HME News Staff

NEW YORK – A new study from Columbia University researchers suggests that cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins can potentially reduce heart disease in people with obstructive sleep apnea. But, while CPAP therapy improves sleep quality and reduces daytime fatigue in people with OSA, findings from several recent clinical trials show it does not improve heart health as physicians originally hoped, according to a press release by Columbia University Irving Medical Center. “Alternative...

CPAP Therapy, Heart disease, statins

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OSA could lead to more heart disease in women, study says

October 25, 2013HME News Staff

LOS ANGELES - Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) disrupts body functions controlling blood pressure, heart rate and sweating, more so in women than in men, according to a new study from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Nursing. The study, published in the Oct. 23 edition of PLOS ONE, may indicate women with OSA are more likely to develop heart disease and other health problems, according to its authors. Researchers challenged OSA patients to exhale with their mouths closed, make a...

Heart disease, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), Paul Macy, ucla school of nursing

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