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Bridging the Gap: Reducing Cardiovascular Morbidity
Paul Nguyen, MD
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Sudden cardiac death and heart failure have claimed more lives than most cancers combined.  Untreated obstructive sleep apnea profoundly increases cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. During this recorded lecture, you will learn how collectively, we can “Bridge the Gap” to standardize advancements and knowledge in order to save lives, reduce overutilization of medical resources while improving overall health status outcomes.
At the conclusion of this lecture, participants will be able to:
  1. Identify differences between cardiac events and current gaps in medical response failures;
  2. Strategize urgent and emergent access to the health care system;
  3. Understand a dental clinician’s role in improving all cardiac outcomes
Target Audience
Dentists screening or treating patients with sleep-related breathing disorders.
Speaker Bio
Paul Nguyen, MD 
is a board-certified cardiologist. After graduating from medical school, he completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Mercy Medical Center in Chicago. His dedication to higher education led him to continue pursuing his knowledge and training in medicine at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, where he furthered his expertise in Cardiovascular Medicine. From there, he attended the prestigious Mid-America Heart Institution in Kansas City and received his fellowship in Cardiac Electrophysiology (Heart Rhythm Disorders). In 2008, Dr. Nguyen founded Elite Cardiology, LLC, where he currently practices Cardiovascular Medicine. In correspondence with Elite Cardiology, Dr. Nguyen collectively works and consults with patients at Presence Health Mercy Hospital in Aurora, Presence St Joseph’s Hospital in Elgin, Advocate Sherman Hospital in Elgin, and at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb. In 2012, Dr. Nguyen and his wife, Dr. Rubina Nguyen, founded S.C.A.R.F., a non-profit organization in response to overwhelming need for public education and awareness of sudden cardiac arrest/death. The mission of S.C.A.R.F. is to raise public awareness about sudden cardiac death and empower the community, support cardiovascular research, and to educate the next generation as well. 
Conflict of Interest Disclosure
No potential conflicts of interest to disclose.
Additional Information
Content for this lecture was last reviewed and approved by the AADSM Director of Education, Dr. Trish Braga, on March 10, 2022. Dr. Braga does not has any relevant financial interest/other relationships to disclose.

Original record date: March 10, 2022
Expiration date: None

This educational offering was funded exclusively by the AADSM.

For questions regarding the content of this program or for technical assistance, contact the AADSM at or 630-686-9875.
Continuing Education
The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit(s).

Availability: On-Demand
Cost: Member: $55.00
Non-Member: $75.00
Credit Offered:
1 CE Credit
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Lisle, IL 60532
P: (630) 686-9875
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