Combination of Sleep Problems May Predict Risk of Second Stroke

Atherosclerosis is a common cause of ischemic stroke, but not the only one.

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Certain sleep disorders are known to increase the risk of heart attack or stroke. Recently, researchers found that the combination of four sleep problems—obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), short or long sleep duration, insomnia and restless legs syndrome (RLS)—predicted a subsequent stroke or heart attack following an acute stroke. “It’s likely that stress produced by factors […]
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