Sleep Apnea May Be More Dangerous For Women Than For Men

By Dr Deepu

The New York Times (10/20, D6, Bakalar) “Well” blog reports that research published in Circulation suggests that “sleep apnea may be even more dangerous for women than for men.” Investigators found that “obstructive sleep apnea was independently associated with increased troponin T, heart failure and death in women, but not in men.” The researchers also found that “in women, but not men, sleep apnea was associated with an enlarged heart, another risk factor for cardiovascular disease.”

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