Friday, March 18, 2005

Sleep Breathing Problem Raises Heart Attack Risk

This article from Reuters, via Yahoo! News, reports on a study from Spain, published in The Lancet:

"People who suffer from an illness that disrupts their breathing while they sleep [sleep apnea] are more likely to suffer a fatal heart attack or stroke, Spanish researchers said on Friday.

"But a simple treatment that regulates breathing during the night [ i.e., a CPAP machine], reduces the risk, they added..."

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