Thursday, February 2, 2012

Sleep apnea silent strokes

  • Sleep apnea, the disorder that causes a person to stop breathing suddenly while sleeping, is already known to increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart failure, stroke and daytime sleepiness.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Study Highlights: NEW ORLEANS, Feb.
  • (msnbc.com)
  • Lisa Shives, M.D., is the founder of Northshore Sleep Medicine in Evanston, Illinois. She blogs regularly on The Chart. Read more from her at Dr. Lisa Shives' Sleep Better Blog.
  • (CNN)
  • It is is still unclear if the association between sleep apnea and stroke is a casual one.
  • (Examiner)
  • links sleep apnea to stoke.
  • (Examiner)
  • WEDNESDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep apnea, the disorder marked by abnormal pauses in breathing during sleep, is already known to boost the risk of stroke.
  • (WTHR)
  • Having severe sleep apnea may make people more at risk for silent strokes and small brain lesions, researchers found. A study presented this week at the American Stroke Assn.
  • (Orlando Sentinel)
  • Patients who had severe sleep apnea were more likely to have silent strokes and the severity of sleep apnea increased the risk of being disabled at hospital discharge. Dr.
  • (Presstv)
  • People who snore and gasp during sleep, waking frequently during the night, a common condition called sleep apnea, may have an increased risk of silent strokes, a new study suggests.
  • (Digital Journal)
  • Sleep apnea, the disorder marked by abnormal pauses in breathing during sleep, is already known to boost the risk of stroke.
  • (Newsday)

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