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MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly 30 million Americans have a chronic health problem that more than doubles their risk of death due to heart disease.
"Anyone who experiences snoring, choking or gasping during sleep should talk to a medical provider about their risk for sleep apnea," Dr. Kelly Carden, president of the academy, said in an AASM news release.
Untreated sleep apnea increases the odds of several diseases. Which ones? The acronym HEARTS will help you to remember:
- H: Heart failure
- E: Elevated blood pressure
- A: Atrial fibrillation
- R: Resistant hypertension
- T: Type 2 diabetes
- S: Stroke
If you have any symptoms of sleep apnea, the AASM encourages you to reach out to a health care provider.
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