Sleep apnea raises silent stroke risk, small study finds

02/2/2012 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A study showed that people with severe sleep apnea are more likely to have silent strokes and white matter lesions. Researchers followed 56 people who had a stroke and found that 91% of them also had sleep apnea. More than one-third of participants with evidence of white matter lesions also had severe sleep apnea.

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