Sleep Apnea Linked to Several Types of Heart Disease
Can sleep apnea trigger an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)?
Is my rise in blood pressure complicated by snoring and gasping for air at night?
Yes, including the risk of developing Pulmonary Hypertension
Is my heart getting the oxygen it needs to function properly?
St.Vincent Sleep Center specialists and cardiologists have several types of cardiac risk assessments to pinpoint the association between sleep apnea and heart disease. We recognize the importance of a good night’s sleep as one element in heart disease prevention. It is also an important part of cardiac recovery after a procedure or sugery.
Sleep studies and various types of treatment are available at several locations:
Restful Sleep Benefits Heart Health
Poor sleep can increase your risk for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, heart failure and more. Your heart health could be at risk if you:
- Gasp for air when sleeping
- Wake up frequently during the night
- Have morning headaches
- Feel sleepy during the day
- Have trouble concentrating
When you participate in a sleep study, we can diagnose your debilitating sleep disorder while working closely with your cardiovascular specialist on an integrated treatment plan.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease
For many people, cardiovascular conditions go hand-in-hand with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). During the night, your breathing may stop up to 50 to 100 times an hour. This causes your heart to work harder and can lead to serious health risks. Learn more about obstructive sleep apnea.
See how airways can become obstructed during sleep and how Inspire® therapy can potentially help.
Leading the Way with Inspire® Sleep Therapy
The St.Vincent Indianapolis Sleep Center on 86th Street, one of our four sleep disorder centers, is the only Indiana location to offer a new, surgical implant as an alternative to continuous positive airway devices (CPAPs). Learn more about Inspire® Therapy.
Treatments Available for Sleep Disorders
After a comprehensive sleep study, get help modifying your sleep habits at any of our regional sleep center locations. We can help you with:
- Lifestyle modifications (losing weight, exercising, quitting smoking)
- Oral appliances
- Surgical intervention
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Continuous positive airway devices (CPAP) while sleeping