Heart problems and Sleep Apnea

Could uncontrollable blood pressure be a result of Sleep Apnea?

One in four patients suffering from heart problems are at the risk of developing Sleep Apnea. It is a serious sleep disorder which puts excess stress on the heart increasing the risk of heart problems. Sleep Apnea causes pauses in breathing which can make the oxygen level go down. This can result in the heart rhythm to flutter. This complication also occurs during the time of sudden cardiac deaths which accounts for almost 50% of cardiovascular deaths in India.

Why should I be concerned?

  • Individuals with Sleep Apnea are 2-4 times more likely to develop complex arrhythmia than those without sleep-disordered breathing*
  • The prevalence of Sleep Apnea in patients with heart failure is estimated to 40-70%**
  • The risk of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events is significantly increased with Sleep Apnea‚Äôs severity***
  • People with Sleep Apnea are 58% more likely to develop new congestive heart failure.****
  • If you have Sleep Apnea, your risk of sudden death increases almost twofold, particularly if you stopped breathing more than 20 times per hour of sleep*****

How can I benefit from the treatment of Sleep Apnea?

Clinical studies suggest that treating Sleep Apnea can benefit cardiac sufferers in the following ways:

  • Reduced risk of hypertension, diabetes, myocardial infarction, stroke and even heart failure
  • Improved daytime energy and stamina
  • Improved quality of life
  • Relieves the strain off the heart

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