Stroke outcomes in sleep-disordered breathing in minority patients

Takeaway

  • Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) may contribute to poorer stroke outcomes, particularly in minority populations.

Why this matters

  • SDB is prevalent in patients who have had stroke and in minority populations.

  • The few studies about SDB often exclude people with severe symptoms, and don’t analyze the impact of SDB on quality of life (QOL) and cognition.

  • Effective SDB treatment may improve stroke outcomes, including ethnic stroke disparities.