Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Obstructive sleep apnea damages cardiovascular system to same extent as diabetes

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been linked to higher rates of cardiovascular disease. This study looked at a small number of patients with moderate to severe OSA. In particular, they studied their cardiovascular systems using sophisticated imaging equipment, and compared the findings to diabetics without OSA. The results showed that both OSA and diabetes causes a similar amount of damage to the cardiovascular systems

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