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Sleep, stroke and cardiovascular disease.


Sleep, stroke and cardiovascular disease.

Ed. by Antonio Culebras.

Cambridge U. Press


159 pages




Culebras (neurology, State U. New York Upstate Medical U.) compiles 13 chapters on the relationship between sleep, stroke, and cardiovascular disease for neurologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, and primary care physicians. Neurologists, cardiologists, and pulmonologists from the US, Europe, and Israel focus on sleep apnea as they discuss oxidative stress, proinflammatory vascular risk factors, and endothelial disease; autonomic dysfunction and vascular diseases; hypertension; stroke risk factors and the arousal response; atrial fibrillation; patent foramen ovale and the association with ischemic stroke; the pathogenesis of cerebral small-vessel disease; acute stroke deterioration; the effect of continuous positive airway pressure on stroke risk factors and stroke; rehabilitation of stroke; and restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movements, and vascular risk factors. The final chapter provides the perspective of a sleep specialist who suffered a stroke.

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Date:Apr 1, 2013
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