Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sleep apnea patients can become the patient of silent stroke

Researchers have found that the patients of sleep apnea can become the patients of silent stroke. They have found that there are more chances of white matter lesions in the brain of the patient of sleep apnea.

On the other hand, Researchers have discovered that approximately 91% of patients of stroke also had sleep apnea.

"Sleep apnea is widely unrecognized and still neglected," Dr. Kepplinger of the University of Technology in Dresden, Germany in a news release. "Patients who had severe sleep apnea were more likely to have silent strokes and the severity of sleep apnea increased the risk of being disabled at hospital discharge."

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