COPD-OSA Overlap Syndrome is a dangerous condition. The combination of COPD and obstructive sleep apnea can cause:
- Increased occurrence of flare-ups
- Lowered oxygen levels at night, which can lead to higher blood pressure, increasing the risk of pulmonary hypertension and heart failure.
- 70% increased incidence of mortality at night than in people with COPD or OSA alone
It can be scary. That’s why the ASAA and the COPD Foundation are working on a solution.
Introducing the O2VERLAP Study: a clinical research study to investigate how better educational tools for patients with COPD-OSA can help improve their treatment — and their health.
As many as 80% of people with COPD-OSA incorrectly use their CPAP machine — the crucial way to treat the condition and help avoid flare-ups and hospitalization.
The O2VERLAP Study will test a new “virtual classroom” where patients can easily learn how to best use their CPAP machines and improve their self-care. And we need volunteers — patients with COPD and OSA are eligible to participate.
Learn more and get all of your questions answered here: www.o2verlap.org/portal