Obstructive sleep apnea linked to wake-up strokes

@article{Hsieh2011ObstructiveSA,
  title={Obstructive sleep apnea linked to wake-up strokes},
  author={Sun-Wung Hsieh and Chiou-Lian Lai and Ching-Kuan Liu and Cheng-Fang Hsieh and Chung-Yao Hsu},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2011},
  volume={259},
  pages={1433-1439}
}
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been considered as one of the risk factors for ischemic stroke, but the impact of OSA on wake-up stroke (WUS) is not well studied. We aimed to determine the relationship between OSA and WUS. We prospectively recruited 71 patients with mild to moderate ischemic stroke during hospitalization. Patients were classified into WUS and non-WUS. A full-night sleep respiratory study was performed between 3 and 14 days after stroke onset. Demographic data, sleep… CONTINUE READING
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