Deconstructing Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Dr. Reena Mehra

Aug 03, 2022, 01:18 PM

Modern obstructive sleep apnea presents an under met challenge in pulmonary health. This episode, featuring Dr. Reena Mehra at Cleveland Clinic, delves into the ins and outs of this surprisingly common disease that is practically defined by its hefty symptom burden. Listen in to learn more about sleep apnea’s improved diagnostics and advancing therapies, as well as the role of comorbid conditions.

Episode highlights
0:16 The origin of sleep apnea diagnosis
1:48 Current sleep apnea burden in the US
3:16 Defining obstructive sleep apnea
4:40 The OSA pathophysiology
8:36 Clinical characteristics of OSA
11:16 Role of head and neck anatomy
12:30 Pros and cons of home sleep studies and polysomnography
16:11 Benefit of the Apnea-Hypopnea Index
21:55 The interplay of cardiovascular disease
23:41 The importance of PAP adherence
28:35 Addressing daytime somnolence
32:36 Additional OSA therapy options
35:55 How much weight should patients lose?
36:39 Future diagnosis and treatment
38:25 Outro

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