OHH Sleep Center continues commitment to patient-centered care
Oklahoma Heart Hospital has expanded its services to include a new sleep center dedicated to diagnosing and treating individuals with sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and restless leg syndrome.
Overall health is important to the mission of Oklahoma Heart Hospital, and sleep is important to overall health. Sleep allows for the renewal of our bodies and minds, and sleep disorders can interfere with that renewal process.
There is a significant link between hypertension (high blood pressure) and sleep disorders, specifically sleep apnea. Patients with sleep disorders are also at higher risk of heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, and chronic liver failure. Sleep disorders can also increase the severity of chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, COPD, and immune disorders.
The Oklahoma Heart Hospital Sleep Center will offer several kinds of sleep studies to diagnose sleep disorders.
- Polysomnogram is a basic sleep study that monitors the patient during sleep and helps the physician determine if a sleep disorder is present.
- CPAP Titration is a therapeutic study focused on treatment of sleep apnea. During this study, the patient is monitored while Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) levels are gradually increased to eliminate apneic events.
- Split Night Study combines the polysomnogram and the CPAP titration into one exam. If signs of significant apneas are identified during the diagnostic portion, CPAP will be initiated in order to eliminate the apneas.
- Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT) is a diagnostic test for narcolepsy that monitors the patient overnight and through a series of naps the next day.
The Sleep Center is committed to quality and is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine with two board certified sleep physicians and each staff member registered in the area of sleep technology. The Sleep Center will treat patients with sleep disorders from initial evaluation through diagnosis and treatment with CPAP or other equipment.
Since the Oklahoma Heart Hospital first opened its doors, it has proven its commitment to patient-centered care. The OHH Sleep Center will continue this commitment to patient care and seek to treat the overall mind and body aspects of sleep disturbances for patients from across the state of Oklahoma.
To schedule a sleep evaluation or sleep study, contact the Oklahoma Heart Hospital Sleep Center at (405) 628-6767. The Sleep Center is located at 530 SW 80th Street in Oklahoma City.