Complications of Sleep apnea


About complications: Complications of Sleep apnea are secondary conditions, symptoms, or other disorders that are caused by Sleep apnea. In many cases the distinction between symptoms of Sleep apnea and complications of Sleep apnea is unclear or arbitrary.

Complications list for Sleep apnea: The list of complications that have been mentioned in various sources for Sleep apnea includes:

Complications of Sleep apnea: Problems associated with untreated sleep apnea include hypertension, coronary artery disease, myocardial infarction, stroke, psychiatric problems, impotence, cognitive dysfunction, memory loss, and death. 1

Early recognition and treatment of sleep apnea is important because it may be associated with irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure, heart attack, and stroke.2

Complications of Sleep apnea: medical news summaries: The following medical news items are relevant to complications of Sleep apnea:

1. excerpt from NINDS Sleep Apnea Information Page: NINDS
2. excerpt from Sleep Apnea: NWHIC

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