Our study demonstrates that patients with sleep apnea have less severe cardiac injury during an acute non-fatal MI when compared to patients without sleep apnea. This may suggest a cardioprotective role of sleep apnea during acute MI via ischemic preconditioning,” the authors write. “This study highlights the potentially complex relationship between OSA and coronary artery disease.”
During this study , see http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11325-012-0770-7 the link between obstructive sleep apnea and Troponine-T levels were assessed. 35% of the patients had sleep apnea and 77% had sleep disorders.
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