Sleep Apnea, Statins, & Stroke: A Travesty?

The standard of care after stroke these days is to give high-dose statins (cholesterol lowering drugs), in order to prevent a second stroke. Researchers reported that although rates of statin therapy after stoke are improving (from 75 to 85%), more needs to be done to encourage doctors to prescribe statins to everyone who suffers a […]

Do All Stroke Patients Need A Sleep Study?

Almost every time I see or hear about a man or woman who suffered from a stroke, the first thing that comes to my mind is, did this person have sleep apnea? We have numerous studies that show that untreated obstructive sleep apnea is an independent risk factor for significantly increasing your risk for stroke […]