Sleep Apnea: A Novel Risk Factor in Acute Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack

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Darakul Pornsriniyom, MD

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent disease and has been increasingly recognized as an independent risk factor for hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. Stroke is a frequent disease, a second leading cause of death worldwide which generates high healthcare costs. Recent studies suggest that sleep apnea is common after stroke with the prevalence of 50-94%. OSA is emerging as one of the important risk factors for stroke.

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Pornsriniyom D. Sleep Apnea: A Novel Risk Factor in Acute Stroke and Transient Ischemic Attack. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2014Feb.20 [cited 2020Aug.6];7(1):32. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bkkmedj/article/view/218733
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