Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Obstructive sleep apnea increases risk of sudden cardiac death

Here is a study that offers more support for what we sleep physicians already knew - that moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can increase risk of sudden cardiac death. The study found this association to be especially true if the OSA resulted in deep oxygen level dropoffs. It makes sense to talk to your doctor about getting tested for OSA, especially if you have existing heart disease.

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