Lee R Goldberg, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Lee R Goldberg, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FHFSA
Central Sleep Apnea and the Heart Failure Patient

Dr. Lee Goldberg is Professor of Medicine, Vice-Chair of Medicine for Informatics, and Section Chief of the Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Section in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine […]

Dr. Lee Goldberg is Professor of Medicine, Vice-Chair of Medicine for Informatics, and Section Chief of the Advanced Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplant Section in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Goldberg earned his A.B from Cornell University and his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine internship and residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and was the recipient of the Maurice F. Attie Resident Teaching Award. Dr. Goldberg continued his postgraduate medical education with a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard University, followed by a fellowship in heart failure and cardiac transplantation at the same facility.

He received his Master of Public Health Degree concentrating in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He joined the Penn Faculty in 1998. His research focuses on three areas: Remote monitoring and disease management of heart failure patients using innovative technologies, novel heart transplant immunosuppression methods, and using devices in the treatment of sleep apnea in patients with cardiovascular disease.

Course Description:
This presentation will discuss the diagnosis and epidemiology of central sleep apnea.  The interaction between central sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease including heart failure, atrial fibrillation and vascular disease will be reviewed The presentation will conclude with a detailed review of the clinical trials involving the treatment options for central sleep apnea including CPAP, adapto servo-ventilation and phrenic nerve stimulation.

Learning Objectives:
Recognize the clinical presentation of central sleep apnea.
Define the pathophysiologic connections between central sleep apnea and heart disease
Choose among the treatment options for central sleep apnea

Conflicts: Zoll/Respicardia, Consultant/Grant Research Support