Get Rid of Sleep Apnea for Better Heart Health

Successful treatment of this common sleep disorder can lower cardiovascular risk and improve your quality of life.


High blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and obesity are known risk factors for heart disease. A high percentage of people with these conditions also have a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), which prevents them from getting normal, restful sleep. OSA worsens heart failure, increases the risk of heart attack, is a risk factor for atrial fibrillation and stroke and may cause sudden cardiac death, yet at least half of people with the sleep disorder do not know they have it.

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