The incidence of sleep apnea in patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack.

@article{Wierzbicka2006TheIO,
  title={The incidence of sleep apnea in patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack.},
  author={Aleksandra Wierzbicka and Rafal Rola and Anita Wichniak and Piotr Richter and Danuta Krystyna Ryglewicz and Wojciech Jernajczyk},
  journal={Journal of physiology and pharmacology : an official journal of the Polish Physiological Society},
  year={2006},
  volume={57 Suppl 4},
  pages={
          385-90
        }
}
Disorders of breathing during sleep are defined as cessation or reduction of air flow thorough the upper airway, accompanied by a decrease of oxygen saturation. The results of many studies underline the association between sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and cerebrovascular disorders. SDB, mostly obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), is believed to be an independent risk factor of stroke and is related to poor outcome and increased long-term stroke mortality. The present study evaluated the… CONTINUE READING

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