Sleep apnea treatment associated with reduced readmissions for patients with heart failure

Early diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea may reduce six-month readmissions for patients hospitalized with heart failure, according to research recently published online by the American Journal of Cardiology. “Our research showed that early recognition and treatment of patients hospitalized with decompensated congestive heart failure is associated with a…

Stanford researchers find sleep gene linked to heart failure

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Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a gene that, when working properly, appears to reduce the risk of heart failure and improve treatment outcomes, highlighting a possible target for the development of new drugs. The gene codes for a protein that was first identified when…

Simple test predicts obstructive sleep apnea in patients hospitalized for heart failure

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Researchers at Thomas Jefferson University showed that a simple questionnaire, evaluation and pulse-oximetry monitoring can lead to early detection of sleep apnea in patients hospitalized for congestive heart failure (CHF). The results are published in the Journal of American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure. Jefferson researchers found that…