Could your snoring be a risk for stroke?
- on September 11, 2022
- Categories: Sleep & Health
Did you know that those who snore have increased blockages of arteries in the neck (carotid artery atherosclerosis) compared to non-snorers? Indeed, nearly seventy (70%) of those with carotid stenosis have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Such blockages in the carotid artery are a risk factor for stroke.
Treatment of OSA may reduce the risk of recurrent strokes.
Treatment of sleep apnea with CPAP may further improve:
Sudden cardiac death
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