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Coding and Billing for Unattended Sleep Studies

Rhonda Welch, CPC |
Home Sleep Apnea Tests (HSAT) have increased in utilization and based on recent estimates amount to about a third of all sleep apnea tests due to their cost effectiveness and accessibility in comparison to in lab, attend Polysomnography testing.  An [...] Read More

The Complex Interaction Between Heart Failure and OSA

Efrat Magidov |
Heart failure (HF) is a chronic, progressive condition in which the heart muscle is weakened and cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen. Common symptoms include shortness of breath, coughing, excessive tiredness and leg [...] Read More

Highlights from the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) Symposium – AFIb patients indicated for ablation are very likely to have Sleep Apnea

Efrat Magidov |
The Heart Rhythm Society’s 39th Annual Scientific Sessions was held last month in Boston. More than 10,000 of the world’s Electrophysiologists participated and discussed latest developments in the study of heart rhythm disorders. Here are some notable research presented about [...] Read More

OSA and AFib Association – A New Review

Efrat Magidov |
Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) is the most common source for abnormal heart rhythm, affecting 33.5 million people worldwide. AFib is caused by disorganized electrical signals, which make the heart’s two upper chambers -called the atria – to quiver, instead of contracting [...] Read More

New Insights on the Mechanisms by which OSA Increase Risk of Stroke

Efrat Magidov |
Stroke, sometimes referred to as a “brain attack”, is a medical emergency and a leading cause of death around the world, occurring when the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of [...] Read More

The Unexpected Role of OSA Treatment in SCD, Risk Stratification and Prevention

Efrat Magidov |
Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD), is one of the largest causes of natural death, accounting for up to 450,000 deaths annually in the US, strategies for risk stratification and prevention are still far from ideal. This is mainly due to the [...] Read More

New Insights into Afib ablation: Can sleep apnea fill in the gap?

Melih Alvo |
Recently accelerated number of new clinical studies shows the effect of sleep apnea on AFib recurrence.  On March 2017 the American College of Cardiology invited a review paper discussing the evidence demonstrating the causality relationships of sleep apnea driving higher [...] Read More

Testing your Patients Sleep Apnea at Home

Gilad Glick |
Cardiologists have always been early adopters of home-based and telemedicine applications and telehealth tools. For example, the Holter monitor that gathered data on the heart rhythms of cardiac patients over an extended period of time Read More
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