Cardiology practices can participate to improve patient access to sleep apnea care

Darien,IL.– The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has launched a new accreditation program for medical practices outside the field of sleep medicine that manage patients who have a high risk of obstructive sleep apnea. Currently, eligibility for the newSpecialty Practice Accreditation程序仅限于心脏病实践。


“People who have severe, untreated obstructive sleep apnea have a much higher risk of cardiovascular disease,” said AASM President Dr. Raman Malhotra. “By encouraging cardiologists to screen and test for sleep apnea, we can work together to reduce the burden of undiagnosed sleep apnea while enhancing both sleep health and heart health.”

美国近3000万人成年人obstructive sleep apnea,慢性疾病,涉及在睡眠期间上呼吸道重复坍塌的疾病。公共警告标志包括打鼾和过度的白天嗜睡。据估计,80%的睡眠呼吸暂停的人未被诊断,每年花费近1500亿美元通过增加合并症条件,机动车事故,工作场所事故以及生产力的风险。一种科学陈述去年由美国心脏协会发表的公认承认睡眠呼吸暂停常常在心血管实践中遭到困扰,即使它的心脏问题的人普遍存在,促进了不良心血管结果。

The AASM has been accrediting sleep facilities since 1977, and AASM accreditation remains the gold standard by which the medical community and the public evaluate sleep care. Achieving AASM accreditation demonstrates a commitment to high quality, patient-centered care through adherence to evidence-based practice standards. There are more than 2,600 AASM-accredited sleep facilities across the U.S. The AASM also offers accreditation programs for independent sleep practices and durable medical equipment suppliers.

More information is available on the AASM website about theSpecialty Practice Accreditation计划,包括认证标准。关于该计划的问题可以提交给



成立于1975年,美国睡眠Medicine (AASM) is advancing sleep care and enhancing sleep health to improve lives. The AASM has a combined membership of 11,000 accredited member sleep centers and individual members, including physicians, scientists and other health care professionals.