Snoring, sleep apnea syndrome, and stroke.

  title={Snoring, sleep apnea syndrome, and stroke.},
  author={Heikki Palom{\"a}ki and Markku Partinen and Timo Erkinjuntti and Markku Kaste},
  volume={42 7 Suppl 6},
  pages={75-81; discussion 82}
Increasing evidence suggests that snoring and sleep apnea are associated with cerebrovascular diseases. Several other factors may be involved in this association because many established or potential risk factors for stroke are related to snoring and sleep apnea. These include arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease, age, obesity, smoking, and alcohol consumption. Recent epidemiologic and clinical studies indicate, however, that snoring can increase the risk of stroke independently of… CONTINUE READING


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