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A.W.A.K.E. meeting focuses on sleep apnea and its role in heart health

2/14/2013

​Did you know that if you have high blood pressure it is recommended that you also be evaluated for sleep apnea?

On Tues., Feb. 19, Martha Griffith, PA, of Sacred Heart Medical Center’s Sleep Disorders Center, will explain how untreated sleep apnea can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. She’ll also discuss how successful sleep apnea treatment has been shown to decrease the likelihood of developing heart failure or stroke. An informal discussion period will follow the presentation.

The community is invited to attend this free meeting of A.W.A.K.E (Alert, Well and Keeping Energetic), a support and informational group for people with sleep apnea, their families, friends, and people wanting to learn more about sleep-related disorders.
 
The A.W.A.K.E. meetings are held in Conference Room 200B at Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month. Admission and parking are free.
 
For more information, please contact the A.W.A.K.E. Support Group Coordinator, Connie Dunks, at (541) 222-2359.

 
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