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Friday, 09 May 2014 10:57

McKenzie Health System Offers Sleep Testing

(SANDUSKY) -- McKenzie Health System's Cardiopulmonary Department is joining forces with Marlette Regional Hospital's Sleep Lab to improve patient health by providing new services. McKenzie is now offering Home Sleep Testing for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. This new technology will allow the patient to have their sleep study in the comfort of their own home. OSA is a repeated interruption of normal breathing during sleep due to a collapse of the upper airway. It holds serious health consequences and contributes to chronic diseases such as stroke, heart failure, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, congestive heart failure and increased odds of serious car crash injuries.

Home Sleep Testing allows patients to be tested in the comfort, convenience and privacy of their own home. The equipment is small, lightweight and easy to use.

Not all patients qualify for HST. Physicians who believe their patient has a moderate to severe probability for Obstructive Sleep Apnea may qualify for HST. People who have disorders such
as moderate to severe pulmonary disease (emphysema, asthma), neuromuscular disease (Parkinson’s, stroke, epilepsy), and moderate to severe Congestive Heart Failure, (to name a
few) should have an in-facility sleep study instead of HST. The patient should check with their insurance provider to see if they approve HST or in-facility sleep study.

You can now look to McKenzie Health System’s Cardiopulmonary Department for providing Home Sleep Testing. To schedule a Home Sleep Test, contact McKenzie Health System’s
Scheduling Department at 810-648-6179.