Sleep Apnea and Cerebrovascular Disorders (Stroke)
Pp. 70-71 (2)
Henry Klar Yaggi
When considered separately from cardiovascular disease, stroke is the third leading cause of death and ranks as the leading cause of long-term disability . Strategies for stroke treatment and prevention have helped to reduce the burden of disease, but it remains an important public health challenge . Therefore, understanding underlying causes of disease and developing novel therapeutic approaches for stroke is of crucial importance. Understanding the link between sleep apnea and stroke may represent one such novel approach.
Associate Professor of Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Medical Director, VA CT Center for Sleep Medicine, Clinical Epidemiology Research Center, 950 Campbell Ave, Building 35 annex, West Haven, CT 06516, USA.