The natural history and associations of sleep disordered breathing in first ever stroke

Int J Clin Pract. 2001 Nov;55(9):584-8.


Although the prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in patients following stroke has been found to be high, there are few data about whether these changes persist in the months that follow stroke. The present study aims to confirm the prevalence of SDB following first ever stroke, to investigate an association between SDB and subtype of stroke and to determine the change in SDB three months following a first ever stroke.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Oximetry
  • Polysomnography
  • Prevalence
  • Regression Analysis
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / etiology*
  • Stroke / classification
  • Stroke / complications*