Monthly Archives: March 2019

Sleep Apnoea and Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a grave and rare lung disease that directly affects the pulmonary arteries, leading to elevated blood pressure. The disease causes the thickening and narrowing of the arteries that pump blood into the heart’s right ventricle. Thus, the heart of a person with PH tends to be highly stressed, which could lead to conditions such as weakened and enlarged heart, angina, and eventually heart failure.

Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary Hypertension

Sleep apnoea could be considered as a potentially critical sleep disease that causes a patient to repeatedly stop breathing for short periods during sleep. Sleep apnoea is one of the most common triggers for the development of pulmonary hypertension.… Read More...

CPAP Mask and the Risk of Infection

A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy is the most effective way to treat sleep disorders such as obstructive sleep apnoea.  One of the initial issues with the use of a CPAP machine is the risk of developing infections when using the mask. Is this a real concern?

Possibility of Bacteria Growth

A new CPAP machine and all its components come out of the package sterilized. All metal and plastic parts are initially free from harmful bacteria that may cause upper respiratory infection. However, when the ma chine is put into use, bacteria from the user will remain in the mask and tubing. … Read More...