New OSA Testing Guideline, Summarized

March 23, 2017
Leo Robert
Leo Robert

Obstructive sleep apnea ups the risk for many other health issues. Click through a 6-slide summary of updated recommendations.

Six clinical practice recommendations for the diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in adults are offered in a new clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).An estimated 30 million adults in the United States have OSA, the AASM noted, and the risk of numerous other health problems-including hypertension and cardiovascular disease-is greater in these patients.Scroll through the slides above for the AASM’s new clinical practice recommendations and “good practice statements.” SOURCESAASM publishes new guideline for diagnostic testing for adult sleep apneaClinical Practice Guideline for Diagnostic Testing for Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An American Academy of Sleep Medicine Clinical Practice Guideline