Dr. John Chovan, PhD., DNP, RN, CNP, CNS
OSA, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Cardiovascular Disease, Apnea
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease have numerous risk factors in common, however, research shows that sleep apnea itself is powerfully linked to the development of cardiovascular disease. The pathophysiology of obstructive sleep apnea illustrates the development of cardiovascular disease and the severe effects that it has on patients over time. By understanding the pathophysiology, recognizing early symptoms, and considering the serious consquences related to obstructive sleep apnea, advanced practice nurses can play a significant role in the treatment and prevention of sleep apnea related cardiovascular disease.
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