Navigation Links
Severe Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds for Stubborn High Blood Pressure
Date:8/15/2014

FRIDAY, Aug. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Severe sleep apnea may raise the risk of high blood pressure that's resistant to drug treatment, a new study finds.

Researchers tracked outcomes for patients with moderate or severe sleep apnea, as well as heart disease or heart disease risk factors. All of the patients had been prescribed at least three high blood pressure medications in the past.

The Cleveland Clinic team reports that about 58 percent of the patients with severe sleep apnea had treatment-resistant high blood pressure, compared to just under 29 percent of those with moderate sleep apnea.

The study couldn't prove cause-and-effect, but the findings "suggest that severe obstructive sleep apnea contributes to poor blood pressure control despite aggressive medication use," study lead author Dr. Harneet Walia said in a journal news release.

"Poor blood pressure control in patients taking multiple [blood pressure] medications makes them particularly vulnerable to increased cardiovascular risk," warned Walia, who is assistant professor at the Cleveland Clinic's Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University.

"High blood pressure that is resistant to treatment with medications is a strong warning sign for the presence of obstructive sleep apnea, a chronic disease that increases the risk for heart disease and stroke," American Academy of Sleep Medicine President Dr. Timothy Morgenthaler added in the news release.

"Over one-third of patients with hypertension and nearly eight out of 10 patients with treatment resistant hypertension have obstructive sleep apnea. People who have high blood pressure should talk to a doctor about their risk for sleep apnea," he advised.

About 36 million American adults with high blood pressure don't have it under control, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The study was published Aug. 15 in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

More information

The U.S. National Library of Medicine has more about high blood pressure.

SOURCE: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, news release, Aug. 14, 2014

--


'/>"/>
Copyright©2014 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Robin Williams’ Suicide a Sobering Reminder of the Human Toll Exacted by Severe Mental Illness
2. More intensive interventions needed to combat severe obesity in teens
3. Good outcomes with multiple limb salvage after severe combat injuries, reports Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
4. New NAT Study is Good News for Anyone with Medium-to-Severe Shoulder Pain
5. Just For Men Lawsuit Filed Alleges Severe Skin Reactions Purportedly Due to Popular Hair and Beard Color
6. Bacterial colonization prior to catching the flu may protect against severe illness
7. Working to loosen the grip of severe mental illness
8. Cochrane review on use of rectal artesunate for severe malaria
9. Tackling test anxiety may help prevent more severe problems
10. Early obesity linked to increased probability of severe obesity later in life
11. Parents of severely ill children see benefits as caregivers, says study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Severe Sleep Apnea May Boost Odds for Stubborn High Blood Pressure
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... While it’s often important to take certain medications during the ... Texas, has identified a solution. , She developed a prototype for MOTION LIGHT-UP PILL ... it eliminates the need to turn on a light when taking medication during the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... N.Y (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... Lori ... became a member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special needs ... changing laws and rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder law ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th Annual Kids Fun Run brought out many kids this ... by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, Jon Letko, is aimed at getting kids excited about ... ages; it is a non-competitive, non-timed event, which is all about having fun and ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “America On The Brink”: the Christian history of the United States and the ... published author, William Nowers. Captain Nowers and his wife, Millie, have six children, ... in the Navy. Following his career as a naval aviator and carrier pilot, ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... IsoComforter, Inc. ( ... announced today the introduction of an innovative new design of the shoulder pad. ... you get maximum comfort while controlling your pain while using cold therapy. By utilizing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... -- Caris Life Sciences ® , a leading innovator in ... medicine, today announced that St. Jude Medical Center,s Crosson ... as its 17 th member. Through participation with ... Institute will help develop standards of care and best ... cancer treatment more precise and effective. ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), today ... Las Piedras, Puerto Rico , where ... Following a comprehensive ... minor structural damage, temporary loss of power and minimal ... completed, manufacturing operations have resumed, and the company expects ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... --  West Pharmaceutical Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST), a ... today shared the results of a study highlighting the ... administration of polio vaccines. The study results were presented ... by Dr. Ondrej Mach , Clinical Trials and ... and recently published in the journal Vaccine. i ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: