When considered separately from cardiovascular disease, stroke is the third leading cause of death and ranks as the leading cause of long-term disability . Strategies for stroke treatment and prevention have helped to reduce the burden of disease, but it remains an important public health challenge . Therefore, understanding underlying causes of disease and developing novel therapeutic approaches for stroke is of crucial importance. Understanding the link between sleep apnea and stroke may represent one such novel approach.
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Cite this chapter as:Henry Klar Yaggi ;
Sleep Apnea and Cerebrovascular Disorders (Stroke), Contemporary Sleep Medicine For Patients (2011) 1: 70. https://doi.org/10.2174/978160805267711101010070
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