Heart Disease and Sleep

The connection between sleep apnea and heart disease is evolving  very rapidly. People with cardiovascular problems such as high blood  pressure, heart failure, and stroke have a high prevalence of sleep  apnea. Whether sleep apnea actually causes heart disease is still  unclear, but we do know that if you have sleep apnea today, the chance  that you will develop hypertension in the future increases  significantly.

One of the problems in defining the relationship between sleep apnea  and heart disease is that people with sleep apnea often have other  co-existing diseases as well.

 

Schedule a visit to learn about our innovative approach to sleep medicine. Please call us at (425) 278-2250.