According to Healio, a sleep-clinic study found that coronary artery disease (CAD) was linked to the presence of obstructive sleep apnea as well as shorter sleep duration.
The study included 928 patients observed at sleep clinics, with a median follow-up of 9 months. The population was 86.6% male and 61% black. Half of the patients had dyslipidemia and 43% were being treated for dyslipidemia at the time of the study.
The researchers evaluated the incidence of comorbidities and obstructive sleep apnea and the presence of cardiometabolic risk factors, as well as use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy and adherence to treatment.