What is the standard of care for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Initially described in 1981, nasal CPAP therapy is the most effective treatment for OSA, and it has become the standard of care for this condition. (It is also effective for treating mixed apneas and some central apneas.)


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