Sleep Apnea Tied to Complications After Angioplasty

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Sleep Apnea Tied to Complications After Angioplasty

WEDNESDAY, June 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Sleep apnea may increase the risk of serious complications in people who have undergone angioplasty to clear blocked heart arteries, researchers say.
In angioplasty, also called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), blocked heart arteries are re-opened using a thin catheter inserted through the groSee Original Article

Opioid Painkillers Raise Deadly Heart Risks for Some: Study

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, June 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — While the dangers of overdose among patients prescribed powerful opioid painkillers such as Oxycontin and fentanyl are well known, a new study found unexpected heart risks with the medications.
Patients who had just been prescribed an opioid painkiller had a 64 percent higSee Original Article

Poor Sleep May Worsen Thinking Problems in MS Patients

MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Researchers report a link between sleep apnea and thinking problems in people suffering from multiple sclerosis.
“Since obstructive sleep apnea is a treatable condition that is also commonly seen in MS, we wondered, ‘What if some of the thinking and processing difficulties that MS patients experience See Original Article

Time Zone Changes Give Edge to Athletes From West

FRIDAY, June 17, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Traveling across several time zones can be draining for anyone. So, how do professional athletes manage to turn around and compete in games after traveling from one coast to another?
Apparently, not always that well, a new study says. And that’s especially true when teams are traveling from an […]<br See Original Article