People with obstructive sleep apnea have the same early cardiovascular damage as people with diabetes, a small new study finds. Obstructive sleep apnea — a common disorder marked by disrupted breathing during sleep — increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart rhythm disorders, heart attack, stroke, sudden cardiac death and heart failure.Read more
December 6, 2012 | By Health Editor
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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) — In a surprising finding, people with sleep apnea appear to suffer less heart damage during a nonfatal heart attack than those without the condition, researchers report.
In obstructive sleep apnea, a person’s breathing is disrupted during sleep because their airway becomes narrowed or blocked, causing pauses or decreases in air [...]