SESSION TITLE: Cardiothoracic Surgery
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: There has been an increasing incidence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) with increasing obesity. Previous studies shown that OSA increases health care burden by increasing morbidity and mortality, mostly after coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG). However, impact of undiagnosed but high-risk for developing OSA on outcomes of CABG were unknown. The aim of our study was to determine the influence of undiagnosed but high risk OSA on length of stay and hospital cost in patients undergoing CABG with or without concomitant valve surgeries.