HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Moderate to severe sleep apnea significantly raises stroke risk, study finds

SAN DIEGO-Moderate to severe cases of the nighttime breathing problem known as obstructive sleep apnea significantly increases the risk of suffering a stroke, according to a study to be presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference on May 23.

The study of 1,475 people found that those with moderate to severe sleep apnea at the beginning of the study were 3 to 4 times more likely to have a stroke than a comparable group of patients without sleep apnea during the next four years.

The study did not find any significant increase in the odds of having a stroke for people with mild sleep apnea compared with people without sleep apnea.

"The stroke risk we found for people with moderate to severe sleep apnea is quite significant-double the risk of other well-known risk factors for stroke, such as hypertension or diabetes," said senior researcher Douglas Bradley, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Director of the Centre for Sleep Medicine and Circadian Biology at the University of Toronto. He and colleagues Michael Arzt, M.D., and Terry Young, Ph.D., found that the risk of stroke was significant even after other risk factors for stroke, such as high blood pressure and obesity, were taken into account.

In obstructive sleep apnea, a person's airways narrows, or totally collapses, during sleep. As a result, a person stops breathing briefly multiple times throughout the night. The person's sleep is interrupted often, which may cause excessive daytime sleepiness or even high blood pressure.

The patients in the study were defined as having moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea if their breathing stopped or slowed at least 20 times per hour of sleep. People whose breathing stopped or slowed between 5 and 20 times per hour of sleep were considered to have mild sleep apnea.

One reason obstructive sleep apnea may increase stroke risk is that it has been shown to cause high blood pressure, which is the most comm
'"/>

Contact: Jim Augustine
619-525-6216
American Thoracic Society
23-May-2005


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Moderate drinking lowers womens risk of heart attack
2. Moderate alcohol intake associated with better mental function in older women
3. Moderate stress during pregnancy does not harm child development
4. Moderate drinking associated with better cognition in women
5. Moderately heavy models may actually lower womens self-esteem
6. Moderate to severe sleep-disordered breathing can lead to stroke
7. Moderate alcohol consumption can act as a blood thinner
8. Moderate exercise yields cardiovascular benefits
9. Moderate alcohol use linked to increase in breast cancer risk
10. Study suggests nonpharmaceutical interventions may be helpful in severe influenza outbreaks
11. Global warmings threat to New York region and how to avoid severe consequences

Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... ... providers, has been retained to lead a national president recruitment for ... in the healthcare industry, B. E. Smith has recently placed more than 1,000 ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... TX (PRWEB) , ... July 03, 2015 , ... Jennifer ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding emergency rooms ... new facility medical director of our Sienna Plantation facility,” said Executive Medical Director of ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... 03, 2015 , ... The Celebrity Dresses is currently running a promotion through ... celebrities will have the opportunity to get 10% discount on orders that are over ... not have to use coupon codes or remember redemption codes. , There is ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... July 02, 2015 , ... ... (D-Md.) for her introduction of the Stop Overdose Stat (S.O.S.) Act of 2015 ... Jack Reed (D-R.I.), this Act seeks to decrease drug overdose – especially of ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... ... ... “ LIFX ” was featured on NewsWatch as part of its monthly Tech Report, ... technology expert and special reporter for NewsWatch, conducted the review and shared with viewers ... , According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it’s very important to use energy-efficient ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Regional Care, Inc. Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New President 2Health News:Regional Care, Inc. Retains B. E. Smith to Recruit New President 3Health News:Dr. Jennifer Renee Hanes Named by First Choice Emergency Room as Medical Director of Missouri City, TX Facility 2Health News:Dr. Jennifer Renee Hanes Named by First Choice Emergency Room as Medical Director of Missouri City, TX Facility 3Health News:Celebrity Fashion Summer Party Dresses on sale at TheCelebrityDresses.com 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 2Health News:AAPCC Supports the Stop Overdose Stat Act of 2015 3Health News:The Most Versatile Smart Light Bulbs were featured on NewsWatch Television 2
(Date:7/2/2015)... -- ResMed Inc. (NYSE: RMD ) today announced that ... June 30, 2015 results on Thursday, July 30, 2015, after ... with ResMed,s results will be issued after 1:00 p.m. US ... discuss operating results and future outlook. The earnings ... Time and the live webcast of the call can be ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... Roche,s Bloodhound technology is on the ... hematology testing, according to Kalorama Information.  The healthcare ... its Bloodhound digital cell imaging technology –as newly ... hematology analyzer – is notable as a play ... leader CellaVision, but also compete more broadly in ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... July 2, 2015  The Green Exchange, Inc., the ... first HIPAA compliant mobile app that connects cannabis growers ... medical marijuana, announced today that their service provides the ... Meadow and more than half a dozen other delivery ... Loud Cannabis is unique in that it connects ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:ResMed to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year-End 2015 Results 2Kalorama: With Bloodhound, Roche Closes in on High-Growth Hematology Segment 2Kalorama: With Bloodhound, Roche Closes in on High-Growth Hematology Segment 3New Cannabis Delivery App Gets Product to Patient in Under 7 Minutes 2
Cached News: