Goodfellow Gems #40

Goodfellow Gems #40

Bruce Arroll

Bruce Arroll

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"CPAP for OSA improves quality of life but does not reduce CVD events"

There is often pressure to get help for patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) in case they have a cardiovascular event.  An A
References

1.    ABC National Health report podcast. Breathing machine makes life with sleep apnoea easier, but probably doesn’t prevent cardiac events. https://itunes.apple.com/nz/podcast/breathing-machine-makes-life/id74842478?i=1000374692428&mt=2
2.    Doug McEvoy et al, CPAP for Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Obstructive Sleep Apnea, New England Journal of Medicine August 28th 2016. http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1606599#t=article%20\