Stroke Risk in Sleep Apnea Same in Both Sexes

May 22, 2014 4:16 PM

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SAN DIEGO -- A new analysis of a long-term study has found that men and women with sleep apnea are at a similar risk of having a stroke, researchers reported here at the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society.

The 5-year probability of having a stroke with the least severe obstructive sleep apnea index was 0.4% for women and 0.6% for men, while the probability in the highest quartile of obstructive sleep apnea severity was 1.2% for women and 1.8% for men, reported Suzanne Bertisch, MD, instructor in medic...

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