Ask the Doctors April 2016 Issue

Sleep Apnea Concerns and Heart Surgery Options

Michael Rocco, MD, Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation and Stress Testing at Cleveland Clinic.

Sleep Apnea Concerns and Heart Surgery Options

I snore at night and am tired during the day. My doctor is concerned that I have sleep apnea. I have heard that sleep apnea can cause heart problems. Is this true? My husband recently had two stents put in his heart, but there was some conversation with his doctor about whether open heart surgery should be done instead. How does a doctor decide which procedure is best?

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