Navigation Links
Sleep apnea tied to increased risk of stroke
Date:4/7/2010

e and other conditions related to sleep apnea. In the latest report, researchers studied stroke risk in 5,422 participants aged 40 years and older without a history of stroke. At the start of the study, participants performed a standard at-home sleep test, which determined whether they had sleep apnea and, if so, the severity of the sleep apnea.

Researchers followed the participants for an average of about nine years. They report that during the study, 193 participants had a stroke 85 men (of 2,462 men enrolled) and 108 women (out of 2,960 enrolled).

After adjusting for several cardiovascular risk factors, the researchers found that the effect of sleep apnea on stroke risk was stronger in men than in women. In men, a progressive increase in stroke risk was observed as sleep apnea severity increased from mild levels to moderate to severe levels. In women, however, the increased risk of stroke was significant only with severe levels of sleep apnea.

The researchers suggest that the differences between men and women might be because men are more likely to develop sleep apnea at younger ages. Therefore, they tend to have untreated sleep apnea for longer periods of time than women. "It's possible that the stroke risk is related to cumulative effects of sleep apnea adversely influencing health over many years," said Susan Redline, M.D., MPH, professor of medicine, pediatrics, and epidemiology and biostatistics, at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland and lead author of the paper.

"Our findings provide compelling evidence that obstructive sleep apnea is a risk factor for stroke, especially in men," noted Redline. "Overall, the increased risk of stroke in men with sleep apnea is comparable to adding 10 years to a man's age. Importantly, we found that increased stroke risk in men occurs even with relatively mild levels of sleep apnea."

"Research on the effects of sleep apnea not only increases our understanding of how
'/>"/>

Contact: NHLBI Communications Office
nhlbi_news@nhlbi.nih.gov
301-496-4236
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Artificial Pancreas Helps Type 1 Diabetics During Sleep
2. Aikon Wellness Launches New Revolutionary All Natural Sleep Aid Somniac PM
3. Brain Damage Seen in People With Severe Sleep Apnea
4. Brain Damage: NFL ‘Gets It,' American Society of Anesthesiologists Still Appears ‘Asleep'
5. Study suggests that healthy adults may need less sleep as they age
6. Study finds reduced brain gray matter concentration in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea
7. Sleep and Do Better
8. Losing sleep, losing brain?
9. New research will examine link between childhood asthma, sleep and school performance
10. Summit Medical Group's Sleep Disorders Center Granted Accreditation
11. Austin Air Systems Partners With National Sleep Foundation
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... 2015 , ... According to a study published August 25th in ... in a three year study about weight loss and diabetes were far more likely ... loss surgery at the onset of the trial. In fact, the participants in the ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... From Aug. 17-21, Calvary Hospital hosted ... ages 6-18. Calvary’s Camp Compass® has taken place at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn ... some of whom work for Calvary, and two junior counselors who were campers themselves ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, according to a new survey that ... Consumer Survey on Cosmetic Dermatologic Procedures – which reflects views on cosmetic medical ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... TX (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... that it is now offering the MonaLisa Touch® , an innovative vaginal ... The MonaLisa Touch® is a new hormone-free treatment for atrophic vaginitis, a condition ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... With former IBMers among its founding members, Inmar ... inception more than 35 years ago. A pilot program begun by the company in ... not just those intent on pursuing careers in these fields. The program is now ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Recent Journal Article on Diabetes Remission Adds to the Growing Pile Of Evidence in Favor of Bariatric Surgery, Says Dr. Feiz and Associates 2Health News:Calvary Hospital Hosts 18th Annual Bereavement Camp 2Health News:Calvary Hospital Hosts 18th Annual Bereavement Camp 3Health News:Survey: Consumers Prefer ASDS Members 2Health News:Survey: Consumers Prefer ASDS Members 3Health News:Houston's Plaza OB/GYN Now Offering the MonaLisa Touch® 2Health News:Houston's Plaza OB/GYN Now Offering the MonaLisa Touch® 3Health News:Inmar Announces Program to Fuel Student Passion for STEM – with an Unconventional Twist 2
... 18 (HealthDay News) -- Flu vaccination levels among U.S. ... are still below the 2020 national health objectives, a ... for Disease Control and Prevention also found that too ... care personnel should get an annual flu vaccination, according ...
... tumors aren,t uniform: they are more like complex societies, ... playing different roles. Understanding this "social structure" of tumors ... different cell types may be sensitive to different drugs. ... society, in which all cancer cells descend from special ...
... Fighting Drug, Vemurafenib Powerful X-Rays Enable ... Life-Threatening Diseases WASHINGTON, DC Powerful X-ray ... (DOE,s) national laboratories is revealing new insights into ... and, most recently, enabled the discovery of a ...
... , THURSDAY, Aug. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Many doctors continue ... guidelines say some women can wait much longer between tests. ... Katherine Roland, a behavioral scientist at the U.S. Centers for ... with the guidelines," Roland said. The downsides of too-frequent ...
... For the first time, researchers at Seattle Cancer ... serial positron emission tomography (PET) scans, using a ... of estrogen-blocking and estrogen-depleting therapy in patients with ... are published online in Clinical Cancer Research ...
... , WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17 (HealthDay News) -- A newer ... consciousness while under anesthesia is no better than conventional ... new research shows. In fact, the newer system ... is known as bispectral index (BIS) monitoring -- actually ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Flu Shot Rates Low for Health Workers, Moms-to-Be: CDC 2Health News:Cancer stem cells made, not born 2Health News:Cancer stem cells made, not born 3Health News:DOE laboratories help develop promising new cancer fighting drug, vemurafenib 2Health News:Annual Pap Tests Often Ordered But Unneeded: Study 2Health News:Annual Pap Tests Often Ordered But Unneeded: Study 3Health News:PET scans confirm effectiveness of estrogen-blocking drugs in breast cancer patients 2Health News:Method to Detect When Patients Wake During Surgery Fails to Impress 2Health News:Method to Detect When Patients Wake During Surgery Fails to Impress 3
(Date:9/1/2015)... Emerus Holdings, a national and innovative ... diagnostic care in partnership with leading health systems, ... to receive a strategic investment from Welsh, Carson, ... care investment firm. Emerus partners with ... and ambulatory clinical services to communities across a ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... -- Sleep Specialists, LLC a medical device company ... Solutions, a leader in digital health and chronic ... and cost reduction program for patients with Obstructive ... chronic medical condition characterized by periods of interrupted ... risk for cardiovascular disease, hypertension, stroke, congestive heart ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... RIVER, Mass. , Sept. 1, 2015   ... an additional 120,000 square feet in Olive Branch, ... Olive Branch facility has added the ... warehousing space. "This expansion gives us the ... Karl Neuberger , President of Millstone MS. "Two and a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Emerus Announces Significant Strategic Investment By Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe 2Emerus Announces Significant Strategic Investment By Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe 3Sleep Specialists, LLC and HGE Health Care Solutions Announce Comprehensive Sleep Program 2Millstone Medical Outsourcing Announces Olive Branch Expansion 2
... HT is designed for extended temperatures. ... ideal for applications such as DNA ... Incubator/Shaker HT is available as a ... three microplates. Iems Incubator/Shaker HT including ...
... are designed to give reliable performance for all ... on/off button, power supply socket and fuse holder ... unit. The speed knob is located on the ... from a minimum 950 rpm to a maximum ...
... only four-color, automated benchtop flow cytometry system ... sorting. Designed specifically to support a wide ... software instrument control, auto-sample loading, and push-button ... FACSCalibur is fully modular so it can ...
... cytometer for any kind of cell ... CyFlow SL analyzes forward and side ... to 3 fluorescence channels. Data acquisition, ... with a PC or laptop employing ...
Medicine Products: