SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Sleep Disorders
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is estimated to affect approximately 15 million U.S. adults, the vast majority of whom are undiagnosed or inadequately treated. Furthermore, cardiovascular disease, specifically cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death, are strongly associated with the presence and severity of untreated OSA. Although the American Heart Association (AHA) has guidelines that discourage pacemaker implantation for asymptomatic sinus pauses which occur exclusively during sleep, concern about recurrent pauses often leads to inappropriate pacemaker implantation despite AHA guidelines recommending otherwise.