Thursday, June 7, 2012

Obstructive Sleep Apnea in a New Animal Model Shows Damage to Brain Arteries

Here is an article about how scientists have developed a new model of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in animals. They used this new model to study the affects of OSA on brain arteries. After one month of moderate OSA, there was visible damage to the arteries in the animals brains. The researchers concluded that this vessel damage could contribute to the increased risk of stroke seen in patients with untreated OSA.

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