Sleep Apnea: Out of the Sleep Clinic and Into Cardiologists’ Hands
Israeli medical device developer Itamar medical has sought to integrate sleep apnea management into the cardiac patient care pathway by enabling diagnosis at the cardiology clinic, reports The Jerusalem Post.
“One world of treatment is the slow motion route of sleep apnea patients, with months-long waiting lists and just 5,000 doctors in the US,” he said. “Then you have the world of cardiovascular patients, with a sense of urgency, 35,000 doctors and big money, procedures and technology. The two worlds don’t work together, so we strategically decided to take our solution and put it in the hands of cardiologists five years ago.”
from Sleep Review http://www.sleepreviewmag.com/2019/07/sleep-apnea-out-of-the-sleep-clinic-and-into-cardiologists-hands/