Study: CPAP cuts death risk in COPD, sleep apnea patients

08/15/2013 | HealthDay News

A study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine showed that patients with both sleep apnea and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease who received continuous positive airway pressure therapy while sleeping were less likely to die than those who didn't receive the respiratory therapy. The longer the patients used CPAP, the lower their death risk dropped.

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