Severe sleep apnea and risk of ischemic stroke in the elderly.

  title={Severe sleep apnea and risk of ischemic stroke in the elderly.},
  author={Roberto E. Mu{\~n}oz and Joaqu{\'i}n Dur{\'a}n-Cantolla and Eduardo Mart{\'i}nez-Vila and Jaime G{\'a}llego and Ram{\'o}n Rubio and Felipe Aizpuru and Germ{\'a}n de la Torre},
  volume={37 9},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Convincing evidence of a causal relationship between sleep apnea and stroke has been shown recently in several prospective, well-designed studies. However, these studies have focused on middle-aged people, excluding the elderly population from analysis. To investigate whether sleep apnea represents an independent risk factor in this population, we performed a prospective longitudinal study in a population-based cohort of subjects from 70 to 100 years old. METHODS Within… CONTINUE READING


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