What is the etiological relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and cerebrovascular disease?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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The relationship of OSA to cerebrovascular disease is still being determined. Growing evidence indicates that the prevalence of OSA is increased in patients who have had a stroke. However, whether OSA is a risk factor for stroke or stroke is a risk factor for developing OSA remains unclear.


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