Observations About The World Of Sleep Medicine From A Sleep Physician
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Obstructive sleep apnea increases cardiovascular mortality in the elderly
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been shown to increase risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality, and CPAP has been shown to reduce that risk. Studies have focused mainly on younger or middle age patients. This study discusses research showing similar results in elderly patients.