Studies have shown that a large proportion of people with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) like high blood pressure and heart failure often have sleep apnoea.1 While sleep apnoea can develop as a result of heart disease, it may also initiate and accelerate the progression of CVD.
You may wonder: why do these two diseases coexist? Read more about the connection between sleep apnoea and your heart.
ResMed explains how people with heart disease can suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. OSA associated cardiovascular diseases include hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure and stroke.