Sleep disordered breathing and chronic diseases
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and Central Sleep Apnoea (CSA) go hand in hand with health conditions that affect the respiratory, nervous, cardiovascular and endocrine system. Consult the graph below for more details on associated chronic diseases.
Although scientists continue to research the risks created by, and associated with, sleep apnoea, patients’ sleep-disordered breathing often goes untreated. Learn how to treat a patient’s sleep apnoea to diminish the risk of other chronic diseases.
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
ResMed explains the various cardiovascular diseases (CVD) associated with sleep apnoea: hyptension, coronary artery disease, cardiac rhythm disorders, heart failure, stroke.
Type 2 diabetes
The association between type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea has been widely documented in research. Find out why the International Diabetes Foundation recommends routine two-way screening in sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and type 2 diabetes patients.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Sleep apnoea and Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) often co-exist in sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) patients. Learn more about the relationship linking COPD to sleep apnoea.
References from graph
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Stevenson, I.H., et al., Prevalence of sleep disordered breathing in paroxysmal and persistent atrial fibrillation patients with normal left ventricular function. Eur Heart J, 2008. 29(13): p. 1662-9.
Bassetti, C.L., M. Milanova, and M. Gugger, Sleep-disordered breathing and acute ischemic stroke: diagnosis, risk factors, treatment, evolution, and long-term clinical outcome. Stroke, 2006. 37(4): p. 967-72.