Nonapnea sleep disorders are associated with subsequent ischemic stroke risk: a nationwide, population-based, retrospective cohort study.

@article{Huang2013NonapneaSD,
  title={Nonapnea sleep disorders are associated with subsequent ischemic stroke risk: a nationwide, population-based, retrospective cohort study.},
  author={W W Huang and Chon-haw Tsai and Cheng-Li Lin and Fung-Chang Sung and Yen-Jung Chang and C D Kao},
  journal={Sleep medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={14 12},
  pages={1341-7}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is related to an increased risk for stroke and cardiovascular disease. However, studies investigating the relationship between nonapnea sleep disorders (NSD) and the risk for subsequent ischemic stroke are scant. The objective of our study was to assess the association between NSD and the risk for acute ischemic stroke among patients in Taiwan. METHODS We conducted our longitudinal nationwide, population-based, retrospective study using… CONTINUE READING
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