Sudden cardiac death linked to sleep apnea

Astron Lifesciences

People with Apneamoderate obstructive sleep apnea bear a significant risk of sudden cardiac death.

That’s what the researchers of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology have claimed. A sudden cardiac arrest is a serious condition when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating.

Unfortunately, it is the leading cause of death among males and females in India owing to its occurrence at any hour of the day, but it reaches its peak during sleeping hours. Sleep apnea is diagnosed when a person stops breathing for 10 seconds or longer for at least five times in an hour while asleep. The patient would typically snore, choke or gasp during sleep, and will wake up drowsy. Although snoring while sleeping is not unusual but one must be aware that excessive snoring can pose a serious health problem that may result in severe complications, if not treated in time. It is…

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