Experts call for studies linking apnea, heart

Sunday, August 31, 2008

DALLAS--The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology issued a joint statement in July, calling for large-scale studies to determine the link between sleep apnea and heart disease. The statement was published in the journal “Circulation.” It cited increasing evidence of a link between sleep apnea and heart disease due to the widespread prevalence of sleep apnea and rising levels of obesity, particularly among the nation’s youth.