Directly from the USA: Link Between Sleep Apnea, Incident Stroke Examined for Blacks, Whites

Among White individuals, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), provider-diagnosed sleep apnea (PDSA), and use of positive airway pressure (PAP) for treatment of PDSA are associated with an increased risk for incident stroke, according to a study published online March 6 in Neurology.

Rebecca Robbins, Ph.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues examined OSA symptoms and their relationships to stroke incidence by race/ethnicity using data from the REasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study. The relationship of snoring, OSA risk, PDSA, and PDSA treatment using PAP with incident stroke was examined during an average of 12 years of follow-up.

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