The 25th Congress of the European Sleep Research Society was scheduled to take place at the end of September in Seville, Spain, but circumstances forced the organizers to move it to a virtual space. Even so, the program included more than a hundred lectures on topics related to sleep and its impact on human health.
One of the two lecturers from the Czech Republic was also prof. MUDr. Ondrej Ludka Ph.D., Head of the FNUSA-ICRC Cardiovascular Sleep Research Center. His lecture was entitled Long-term mortality of patients after acute myocardial infarction with reduced (<45%) left ventricular ejection fraction and moderate to severe sleep apnea. “Sleep apnea is a major, but often neglected, problem in these patients,” said prof. Ludka. “Its solution could – not only in these patients – significantly improve the quality of life.”
The last big event where sleep experts could meet personally remains the January meeting of the European Sleep Apnea Database (ESADA), which took place in our center in Brno and from which is also a photo of prof. Ludka during the lecture.