Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Risk of Stroke – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A study shows that sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of stroke in middle-aged and older adults.
Twery: Men who had untreated sleep apnea were up to three times more likely to experience a stroke…
Narrator: Dr. Michael Twery is the Director of the NIH National Center on Sleep Disorders Research.
Twery: Women were also at risk of stroke but only when they had severe untreated sleep apnea.
Narrator: Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which the upper airway is occasionally narrowed or blocked, disrupting sleep and breathing during sleep. Stroke is the second leading cause of death world wide. For details on this study, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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