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Disease Focus on... Sleep Apnoea

Publication date: Monday, 28 February 2005
Contributor(s): Professor Mike Kirby

Sleep apnoea is far more than just snoring associated with brief periods of suspended breathing while asleep. It is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, so it is well worth asking patients whether they suffer breathing problems during the night and then following up those who do. More than one-third of people with sleep apnoea have hypertension, so measuring blood pressure is important in assessing risk factors and then establishing appropriate preventive treatment.

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Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 1, Number 4, January 2005
Print edition page(s): 192-194
Contributor(s): Professor Mike Kirby

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