Cardiovascular Patients and Sleep Apnea
Comorbidity | ˌkōmôrˈbidədē |
noun – The simultaneous presence of two chronic diseases or conditions in a patient.
The presence of one disease often indicates a high likelihood of the presence of another disease.
Sleep apnea is a major comorbidity to most cardiovascular diseases and a significant risk factor for stroke, coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation.
Furthermore, the presence of sleep apnea can exacerbate the seriousness of many cardiovascular diseases. The following is a chart indicating sleep