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Sleep Apnea & Heart Disease – 5:30 PM
August 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Join Jill Fricke from Respicardia as she explains how untreated sleep apnea significantly increases the risk of heart arrhythmias and cardiovascular disease. It’s estimated that patients with sleep apnea are 2-4 times more likely to develop heart arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms) than people without this condition. Sleep apnea increases the risk of heart failure by 140% and the risk of coronary heart disease by 30%.
Jill Fricke is a Principal Field Clinical Engineer with Respicardia since 2013 residing in NC. She has over 25 years of feasibility research, first in human implants of devices, FDA and European CE Mark approvals for novel technologies, and commercialization of newly approved implantable pacemakers, defibrillators, resynchronization therapies for heart failure and neuro-stimulation devices. She actively publishes and is a patent holder in the implantable device space.
***One lucky attendee will win a FREE Watchpat Disposable Home Sleep Test $300 value***