The webinar Diagnosis and Management of Sleep Apnea in Cardiology Patients, produced by Sleep Review and sponsored by Itamar Medical and Cardio + Sleep Solutions by Itamar Medical, is available for free and immediate on-demand viewing.
In this 75-minute webinar, cardiovascular sleep medicine experts explain 1) links between sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease, 2) theories about the pathophysiology that links sleep apnea and the heart, and 3) real-life examples of sleep physicians working with cardiologists for better patient outcomes.
The on-demand version includes a recording of the live Q&A segment.
Hitendra Patel, MD, earned his medical degree from University of Wales College of Medicine. He pursued his residency at New York Infirmary-Beekman Downtown Hospital and his senior residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Patel the was the medical director of the sleep lab at Cabell Huntington Hospital and oversaw the sleep lab accreditation by the AASM. Dr. Patel joined Marietta Pulmonary Medicine (now Wellstar Pulmonary Medicine) in 1998. He became medical director of the WellStar Sleep Program in 2011 and has been the practice leader at Wellstar Pulmonary Medicine since 2016. In the same year, the Wellstar Cardiology team introduced WatchPAT to Dr Patel and he continues to work very closely with his cardiology colleagues to help their many patients with comorbid sleep apnea.
Rodney Horton, MD, is the founder of Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia (www.tcaheart.com), a practice based in Austin, Texas. The program includes 19 cardiac rhythm specialists and care for over 6,000 AF patients annually, with AF ablation volumes over 2,000 per year. The group actively studies and has published on the role of sleep apnea in the formation and progression of AF, as well as the influence that optimal sleep apnea management has on AF treatment efficacy.
Yelena Tumashova, MD, is double boarded in neurology and sleep medicine. She has more than 15 years of experience practicing sleep medicine, including10 years’ experience as director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital. For 12 months, she has been participating in a pilot of a cardiovascular sleep medicine satellite clinic at Advocate Heart Institute in Downers Grove, Ill.
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The webinar originally aired April 24, 2019.