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Dr. Patrick J. Strollo discusses diagnosing and treating sleep apnea.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the relationship between OSA and cardiovascular disease
  • Discuss the accurate diagnosis of OSA
  • Compare oral appliance therapy and CPAP for the treatment of OSA

Reading Resources:

  1. Circulation 2012;126:1495-1510.
  2. J Clin Sleep Med  2010 6:196-204.
  3. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2005;172:114-7.


Dr. Strollo has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: Philips-Respironics, Inc, ResMed Corp, Inspire Medical Systems
  • Consultant: ResMed, Corp, Emmi Solutions, Pinmed, Inc.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.75 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 3/13/2013 | Last Modified On: 6/29/2014 | Expires: 6/29/2015

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