Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Pregnancy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The spectrum of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) ranges from mild snoring to obstructive sleep apnea, the most severe form of SDB. Current recommendations are to treat these women with continuous positive airway pressure despite limited data. SDB in early and mid-pregnancy is associated with preeclampsia and gestational diabetes. Pregnant women with a diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea at delivery were at significantly increased risk of having cardiomyopathy, congestive heart failure, pulmonary embolism, and in-hospital death. These effects were exacerbated in the presence of obesity. Postpartum, these women are at risk for respiratory suppression and should be monitored.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Dominguez, JE; Street, L; Louis, J

Published Date

  • June 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 233 - 247

PubMed ID

  • 29747728

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5995135

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-0474

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ogc.2018.01.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States