Obstructive sleep apnea is a risk factor for death in patients with stroke: a 10-year follow-up.

@article{Sahlin2008ObstructiveSA,
  title={Obstructive sleep apnea is a risk factor for death in patients with stroke: a 10-year follow-up.},
  author={Carin Sahlin and Olov Sandberg and Yngve G. Gustafson and G{\"o}sta Bucht and Bo Carlberg and Hans Stenlund and Karl Anders Franklin},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={168 3},
  pages={
          297-301
        }
}
BACKGROUND Sleep apnea occurs frequently among patients with stroke, but it is still unknown whether a diagnosis of sleep apnea is an independent risk factor for mortality. We aimed to investigate whether obstructive or central sleep apnea was related to reduced long-term survival among patients with stroke. METHODS Of 151 patients admitted for in-hospital stroke rehabilitation in the catchment area of Umeå from April 1, 1995, to May 1, 1997, 132 underwent overnight sleep apnea recordings at… CONTINUE READING
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