Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an increasingly common chronic sleep disorder characterized by episodic narrowing and obstruction of the pharyngeal airway during sleep. The symptoms of OSA generally begin insidiously and are often present for years before the patient is referred for evaluation.
Undiagnosed and untreated OSA places a significant burden on individuals affected by this disorder, as well as the healthcare system. Those who don't receive appropriate treatment are at risk for poor quality of life; serious comorbidities, including cardiovascular disease; motor vehicle accidents; and increased healthcare utilization, highlighting the importance of early and accurate diagnosis of this common disorder.
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Cite this: Zab Mosenifar. Fast Five Quiz: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Presentation and Diagnosis - Medscape - Nov 21, 2019.