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What kinds of heart problems have been linked to sleep apnea?

Scientists continue to study the link between sleep and heart health. Below are two important findings:
  • Sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of stroke.
  • Sleep apnea can contribute to heart rhythm problems, including bradycardia (a too-slow heartbeat) and atrial fibrillation.

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