A review questions whether CPAP machines reduce risk of cardiovascular problems, reports WebMD.
In the analysis of nearly 7,300 people with sleep apnea, the investigators found no connection between CPAP use and a reduced risk of heart attacks, stroke or sudden cardiac arrest.
“CPAP for the purposes prescribed doesn’t seem to be providing significant improvements in mortality from the variety of cardiovascular diseases we know about,” said Bove, a past president of the American College of Cardiology.
That doesn’t mean sleep apnea patients should stop using CPAP machines, Bove said, given the fatigue and other health problems that can result from chronic sleeplessness.
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