is more common in adults than asthma.A
Cleveland Clinic report showed that sleep apnea might lead to accidents,
stroke, hypertension, coronary artery disease, atrial fib, and postoperative
complications.If there is any question,
a sleep study is now recommended prior to elective surgery.C-pap can then be given post-op.Emergency technicians are now being taught to
treat patients with C-pap instead of trying to intubate patients who have a
See the Cleveland
Clinic Journal of Medicine, Nov. 2009, p. 98-103.