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Cardiology

Sleep apnea increases risk of sudden death, cardiovascular conditions

A study by Penn State College of Medicine researchers reveals that people living with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a condition that occurs when a person's airway becomes blocked while they are asleep, are twice as likely ...

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More exercise and fewer hours watching TV cuts sleep apnoea risk

Being more physically active and spending fewer hours per day sitting watching TV is linked to a substantially lower risk of developing obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), according to new research published in the European Respiratory ...

Cardiology

Sleep apnea worsens heart disease, yet often untreated

Health care experts urge increased awareness of obstructive sleep apnea among people with cardiovascular disease or risk factors such as high blood pressure, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart ...

Surgery

Sleep disorders, anesthesia and surgery

An estimated 50 million people undergo surgery each year in the United States, and a significant proportion of them have undiagnosed or untreated sleep disorders (SD) or sleep-disordered breathing (SDB). Issues at the intersection ...

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Treating sleep apnea may reduce dementia risk

A new study finds older adults who received positive airway pressure therapy prescribed for obstructive sleep apnea may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia.