SESSION TITLE: Sleep Disorders 2
SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster
PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
PURPOSE: Over half of the patients with OSA who present for surgery are undiagnosed and untreated. The incidence of perioperative complications is greater in patients with OSA. Patients with OSA are at higher risk for complications from procedures with sedation, analgesia, and anesthesia. Adverse events include respiratory complications, postoperative cardiac events, and transfer to the intensive care unit. Our aim was to determine whether identifying and treating patients with OSA prior to surgery reduced adverse events 6 months postoperatively.