Sleep-disordered breathing among patients with first-ever stroke

@article{Wessendorf2000SleepdisorderedBA,
  title={Sleep-disordered breathing among patients with first-ever stroke},
  author={Thomas Ernst Wessendorf and Helmut Teschler and Y. Wang and Nikolaus Konietzko and Alfred F. Thilmann},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={247},
  pages={41-47}
}
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in the form of obstructive sleep apnea is a possible risk factor for stroke. We carried out a cross-sectional survey out in a rehabilitation center among patients with first-ever stroke to further determine the incidence and types of SDB and its relationship to known risk factors ¶for stroke. Full polysomnography was performed in 147 consecutive patients (95 men, 52 women, age ¶61 ± 10 years) admitted to our neurological Rehabilitation Department 46 ± 20 days… CONTINUE READING