Sleep Apnea May Raise Womens Heart Risk.

Women who record symptoms of sleep apnea that include snoring, gasping as evening, bed partner’s observation of ‘stopping breathing,’ morning head aches, non-refreshing sleep or daytime sleepiness should undergo rest testing for assessment of possible rest apnea, Greenberg advised. He said that treatments for rest apnea include weight loss, avoidance of alcohol in the evening, continuous positive airway pressure therapy and teeth appliances. Dr. Sean Pinney is normally director of Advanced Heart Failing and Cardiac Transplant System at The Mount Sinai Medical center in New York City. He believes the new findings should help us understand the mechanisms underlying center failure. The fact that women’s hearts appear more affected by sleep apnea is extremely compelling, Pinney added.If an oral diet was not tolerated, it was offered again after a day. If an oral diet still had not been tolerated after 96 hours from the proper time of presentation, nasoenteric feeding was started after the placement of a nasojejunal tube, and the same process was adopted as in the first group. End Points The primary end point was a composite of major loss of life or infection within six months after randomization. Major infection was defined as contaminated pancreatic necrosis, bacteremia, or pneumonia .