Unrecognized severe obstructive sleep apnea is associated with a significantly increased risk for cardiovascular complications within 30 days after surgery, according to new data published in JAMA.
Among 1,218 patients included in the analysis, the primary composite outcome — myocardial injury, cardiac death, heart failure, thromboembolism, atrial fibrillation and stroke — occurred in 19.3% of all patients within 30 days after major noncardiac surgery.
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