Patient’s Sleep Transformed After Using Alternative CPAP Device

I hate that mask! That’s a typical, frustrated reaction for 40 percent of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) patients who are uncomfortable with the gold standard treatment for the sleep disorder — continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). CPAP requires use of a nose- or mouth-covering mask that delivers the patient constant, steady air pressure to limit … Read More

Innovative Procedure Breathes New Life into Pulmonary Patients

Pulmonary hypertension was robbing Peggy Notman of her life, one halting breath at a time. Her initial lung concerns occurred five years ago, when a blood clot formed following her surgery for a double hip replacement. A pulmonologist near her Florida home prescribed several months of blood thinners and oxygen, as needed, but Peggy’s condition … Read More

Transplant Recipient Celebrates 30 Years with Same Heart

Thirty years ago, Ryan Zinn’s goals were understandably short-term: Get back to school. Start running again. Lift weights. Be valedictorian of his high school class. He achieved them all. Today, the 45-year-old Columbus resident tends to have more of an extended vision, like being there to enjoy the occasion when his now 3-year-old daughter, Sylvia, … Read More