Sleep Apnea Tied to Increased Risk of Stroke – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Recent study results provide insight on sleep apnea and how cardiovascular problems such as stroke develop.
Twery: Investigators from the Sleep Heart Health Study have examined the relationship between sleep disorder breathing or sleep apnea and the risk of a number of different cardiovascular diseases.
Narrator: Dr. Michael Twery is the Director of the NIH National Center on Sleep Disorders Research.
Twery: The investigators have found that the risk of stroke particularly in men has increased as much as three fold. But also that sleep apnea increases the risk of hypertension and the risk of diabetes and obesity.
Narrator: 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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