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Snoring and the risk of ischemic brain infarction.
Stroke 1991; 22(8):1021-5S

Abstract

To determine if a history of snoring is a risk factor for brain infarction, I conducted a case-control study of risk factors for ischemic stroke using 177 consecutive male patients aged 16-60 (mean 49) years with acute brain infarction. For each patient I chose an age-matched (+/- 6 years) male control. Arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease, snoring (habitually or often), and heavy drinking (greater than 300 g/wk) were risk factors in the stepwise multiple logistic regression analysis. The odds ratio of snoring for brain infarction was 2.13. By McNemar's test this association increased strongly if a history of sleep apnea, excessive daytime sleepiness, and obesity were all present with snoring (odds ratio 8.00). My study indicates that snoring may be a risk factor for ischemic stroke, possibly because of the higher prevalence of an obstructive sleep apnea syndrome among snorers than nonsnorers.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1866748

Citation

Palomäki, H. "Snoring and the Risk of Ischemic Brain Infarction." Stroke, vol. 22, no. 8, 1991, pp. 1021-5.
Palomäki H. Snoring and the risk of ischemic brain infarction. Stroke. 1991;22(8):1021-5.
Palomäki, H. (1991). Snoring and the risk of ischemic brain infarction. Stroke, 22(8), pp. 1021-5.
Palomäki H. Snoring and the Risk of Ischemic Brain Infarction. Stroke. 1991;22(8):1021-5. PubMed PMID: 1866748.
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