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Friday, April 9, 2010

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk Of Stroke In Men

From ACC Newsletter:

WebMD (4/8, Hendrick) reported that "obstructive sleep apnea" may increase "the risk of stroke in men," according to a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

        HealthDay (4/8, Preidt) reported that investigators "looked at more than 5,400 people, age 40 and older and with no history of stroke, who were participating in the Sleep Heart Health Study." All "participants underwent a standard at-home sleep test at the start of the study to determine if they had sleep apnea and, if so, the severity of the condition."

        MedPage Today (4/8, Bankhead) reported that, "among men with mild or moderate apnea, each one-unit increase in the obstructive apnea hypopnea index (OAHI) raised stroke risk by 6%."


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