Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and ischemic stroke Obstrükti̇f uyku apne sendromu ve i̇skemi̇k i̇nme


Turk Beyin Damar Hastaliklar Dergisi, vol.19, no.3, pp.76-83, 2013 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.5505/tbdhd.2013.93924
  • Journal Name: Turk Beyin Damar Hastaliklar Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, EMBASE, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.76-83
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep-related disorder and it is characterised by decreased or suspended airflow although effort to breath. Sleep-disordered breathing is seen in more than 50% of patients with cerebrovascular diseases. In this review, we aimed to overview the relationship of obstructive sleep apnea and ischemic stroke, the mechanisms which caused stroke in sleep apnea, the hemodynamic results of sleep apnea and its effect on autonomic dysfunction and, the relationship between sleep apnea and risk factors of ischemic stroke.