Sleep apnea can interfere with patients' hearts and also can have a negative impact on cardiac rehabilitation. Most patients do not realize they suffer from sleep apnea and are living their lives not benefitting from the available treatments.
Adrian Aron, an assistant professor in Radford University's Department of Physical Therapy, has worked on understanding the consequences of sleep apnea, especially on the cardiovascular system. Aron will discuss his research on the With Good Reason radio program Jan. 25 -31. Listeners in the New River Valley can hear the program at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 28 on Public Radio WVRU 89.9.
Programs also are available through podcasts at withgoodreasonradio.org.
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