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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Risk of Stroke

Researchers from the Sleep Heart Health Study (SHHS) report that the risk of stroke appears in men with mild sleep apnea and rises with the severity of sleep apnea. Men with moderate to severe sleep apnea were nearly three times more likely to have a stroke than men without sleep apnea or with mild sleep apnea. The risk from sleep apnea is independent of other risk factors such as weight, high blood pressure, race, smoking, and diabetes.


Editor's note- Research is mounting that sleep apena is a cause of vascular disease. Consdier it for primary or secondary prevention.

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