Possible Signs of Sleep Apnea


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Sleep Apnea
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Dr. Sanjiv M. Narayan joined Stanford University as a professor of medicine in 2014. In this position, Dr. Sanjiv Narayan plays a driving role in the development of the Stanford Arrhythmia Center. He also has experience in area of sleep apnea.

Are a number of physical and psychological symptoms may suggest an individual is experiencing some form of sleep apnea. While an individual is sleeping, symptoms include persistent, loud snoring and patterns of irregular breathing, particularly in the event of obstructive sleep apnea. A person with central sleep apnea, meanwhile, may deal with suddenly waking up and struggling with shortness of breath. Individuals might also experience insomnia or hypersomnia.

During waking hours, sleep apnea can manifest symptoms such as early-morning headaches, dry mouth, and throat soreness. Behavioral changes related to sleep apnea can range from increased irritability to difficulty maintaining focus. Any individual with these symptoms should contact a physician excelling in areas of sleep apnea and similar sleeping disorders.

Machine Learning Has Potential to Improve Climate Predictions


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Climate Predictions
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Based in Southern California, Dr. Sanjiv M. Narayan leveraged a background in cardiology to create a novel atrial fibrillation care system that Abbott Laboratories ultimately acquired. Passionate about the potential of technologies to improve health and lives, Dr. Sanjiv Narayan has an interest in areas such as wearable devices, smart data and machine learning.

A recent Scientific American article brought focus to the potential uses of machine learning in enhancing the capacities of Earth-observing satellites to provide more actionable climate modeling from data collected. With climate science described as a “data problem,” George Washington University researchers have been working to create a high-resolution climate model capable of sifting through vast quantities of archived climate data.

The AI systems hold the potential to rank various models and better identify emerging climate patterns, thus spotting extreme weather events such as hurricanes as early as possible. Algorithm-tied deep-learning approaches already have been used in uncovering previously unrecognized climate patterns, such as air-pressure systems associated with El Niño over the Tasman Sea.

AHA Changes CPR Guidelines


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American Heart Association
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Since 2014, Dr. Sanjiv M. Narayan has served as a professor of medicine at Stanford University, where he specializes in educating staff on heart-rhythm disorders, as well as treating patients who experience them. Outside of his academic and clinical work, Dr. Sanjiv Narayan is active in his field through memberships in both professional and charitable organizations, including the American Heart Association.

Starting in January 2019, the American Heart Association will only provide adult CPR certification in courses that implement devices that provide real-time feedback. These are called instrumented directive feedback devices, and can give detailed information about how a person can improve elements of CPR, especially chest compressions. Research has shown that these devices can help students more quickly get up to speed with proper CPR technique.

Several courses will change, based on this new requirement. The AHA’s Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS), ACLS for Experienced Providers, and Heartsaver adult CPR, will all implement instrumented-directive feedback devices starting in 2019.