Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Central Sleep Apnea Evaluation

The evaluation of sleep apnea begins with a history and physical exam.

The physical exam is usually normal in someone with sleep apnea.

Testing is required to make the diagnosis of sleep apnea.

Tests that may be used to evaluate sleep apnea include:

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Last Updated: Jan 4, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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