Over-the-counter and prescription sleep medication and incident stroke: the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study.

@article{Petrov2014OverthecounterAP,
  title={Over-the-counter and prescription sleep medication and incident stroke: the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study.},
  author={Megan E Ruiter Petrov and Virginia J. Howard and Dawn Kleindorfer and Michael A. Grandner and Jennifer Rose V Molano and George Howard},
  journal={Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 8},
  pages={2110-2116}
}
BACKGROUND Preliminary evidence suggests sleep medications are associated with risk of vascular events; however, the long-term vascular consequences are understudied. This study investigated the relation between sleep medication use and incident stroke. METHODS Within the REasons for Geographic And Racial Differences in Stroke study, 21,678 black participants and white participants (≥45 years) with no history of stroke were studied. Participants were recruited from 2003 to 2007. From 2008 to… CONTINUE READING
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