"The home sleep study option is a medical advancement that can help diagnose many sleep apnea sufferers faster than ever before, leading to quicker treatment and recovery.” -David O. Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S.
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 21, 2010
The Manhattan Snoring and Sleep Center announced today that it now provides the Home Sleep Study — diagnostic equipment to use in comfort of a patient’s own home. Currently, most sleep apnea studies are conducted in overnight sleep labs or sleep clinics. As the public awareness of the health risks involved with sleep apnea grows, there is also a growing waiting list to get into these sleep centers and labs. However a relatively new and innovative in-home sleep study device is now available for qualified New York area patients to aid in the study of suspected sleep apnea.
The home sleep study equipment offered by Manhattan Snoring and Sleep Center is a state-of-the-art, portable wireless sleep study device created by Watermark Medical®, INC., a medical services company benefiting the sleep-disordered breathing market. It is the first of its kind and cleared for use by the FDA for diagnosing sleep apnea.
The patient starts with an initial in-office exam from one of MSSC’s board-certified Otolaryngologists—Ear, Nose and Throat physicians who determine if the patient has symptoms that could be caused by sleep apnea. If qualified, they can take the home sleep study equipment home, place the device’s headband over their forehead, press a button and go to sleep in their own bed. Its small size allows it to be comfortably worn in all sleep positions. The device collects data and records any apneic events throughout the night. It is then returned to the center where the data is studied and the results are interpreted. The MSSC specialist then manages the patient’s follow-up testing and provides necessary treatment.
Sleep apnea testing is critical because although it is a very common sleep disorder, it is also the most dangerous. People who suffer from sleep apnea stop breathing dozens of times while they are asleep and may not breathe for as much as three fourths of the time. Since the heart is sensitive to oxygen levels in the blood, apnea is most dangerous in people with heart disease. The syndrome is associated with stroke, high blood pressure, lung dysfunction, arrhythmia, enlargement of the heart and coronary artery disease.
“Our mission is to ensure that our patients receive the most accurate diagnosis and the best treatment for their snoring conditions available anywhere in the world today,” said Manhattan Snoring and Sleep Center founder David O. Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S. “The home sleep study option is a medical advancement that can help diagnose many sleep apnea sufferers faster than ever before, leading to quicker treatment and recovery.”
For more information about the home sleep apnea study, sleep apnea, or to schedule an appointment, contact the Manhattan Snoring and Sleep Center or call 866-835-2361.
The Manhattan Snoring and Sleep Center is New York City’s leading snoring clinic for the diagnoses and treatment of sleep apnea and the varied causes of snoring. It is a full-service sleep clinic certified by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). The center was founded by snoring specialist and board-certified otolaryngology surgeon David O. Volpi, M.D., P.C., F.A.C.S., who has had a private New York City practice, Otolaryngology Associates, for more than twenty years. The Manhattan Snoring and Sleep Center is located at 262 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024.
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