Items Tagged ‘nocturnal oximetry’

November 16, 2009 · Leave a Comment

Abnormal nocturnal oximetry common in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

By Kelley Luckstein Kelley Luckstein (@KelleyLuckstein)

Nocturnal oximetry is often abnormal in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, researchers report in the November 3rd Journal of the American College of Cardiology.   “Our study’s discovery that nighttime oxygen desaturations are common in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy raises the importance of screening for obstructive sleep apnea in this patient population,” Dr. Mackram F. Eleid […]

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