Prognosis of Sleep Apnoea

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The prognosis for the condition is directly linked to the patient’s adherence to their nocturnal CPAP therapy. As such, they must get suitable support, especially during the first few weeks. Patients who receive CPAP therapy with correct monitoring will achieve complete resolution of both the daytime and nighttime symptoms, as well as adequate control of the cardiovascular risk inherent in cases of severe, untreated apnoea.

Patients who adhere poorly to their CPAP therapy have a greater risk of:

    • Cardiovascular complications such as high blood pressure, ischaemic heart disease and cerebral stroke, among others.
    • Neurodegenerative complications.
    • Suffering an accident.
    • A reduced quality of life.

Substantiated information by:

Cristina Embid
Josep M. Montserrat Canal
M Concepción Ruiz Sánchez

Published: 16 January 2020
Updated: 16 January 2020

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