Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An Emerging Risk Factor for Stroke
Department of Family and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto, Canada
- *Corresponding Author:
- Purti Papneja
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
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Ontario M4N 3M5, Canada
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Received date: November 16, 2016; Accepted date: November 26, 2016; Published date: November 28, 2016
Citation: Papneja P (2016) Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An Emerging Risk Factor for Stroke. J Gerontol Geriatr Res 5:372. doi: 10.4172/2167-7182.1000372
Copyright: © 2016 Papneja P. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Obstructive sleep apnea, a sleep-related breathing disorder that causes partial or complete obstruction of breathing affects 6% to 17% of general population. However, it affects adults over the age 60 at much higher rates. Some studies report prevalence rates as high as 49% in elderly.