Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Acute Stroke Academic Article uri icon


  • Background and Purpose—Sleep-disordered breathing is common among patients with stroke resulting in 4-to 6-fold higher prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). We prospectively evaluated clinical characteristics and laboratory markers of inflammation and coagulability associated with OSA severity during the acute post stroke period. Methods— Consecutive patients admitted to the department of Neurology after an acute ischemic stroke were evaluated during the first 48 hours of symptom onset using Watch peripheral arterial …

publication date

  • May 1, 2016

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