CMHC 2018: Small Group Workshops


Don't Hit the Snooze Button on Sleep: The Role of Sleep in Cardiometabolic Health

Hosted in Collaboration with the American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Friday, October 26th | 3:25 – 4:10 pm

Insulin Biosimilars


Milena Pavlova, MD

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize the role of sleep hygiene in cardiovascular health
  • Identify sleep disorders that can impact the development of cardiovascular disorders
  • Understand the benefits from treatment of sleep disorders, in terms of cardiac function

Clinical research confirms that sleep disorders have a strong correlation to adverse cardiometabolic risk, including obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and cardiovascular disease. The circadian system causes changes in cardiovascular risk, with a morning peak in cardiovascular events, and circadian misalignment can adversely affect metabolic, cardiovascular, and inflammatory markers. During this small group workshop, offered in collaboration with American Academy of Sleep Medicine, expert faculty will present a didactic lecture focused on sleep and cardiovascular function, the role of sleep disorders in cardiovascular disorders, and the cardiac benefits with proper treatment of sleep disorders. The session will conclude with the presentation of a complex patient case, and attendees will further learn how to manage a patient with obstructive sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation.