Is obstructive sleep apnea serious?
Sleep apnea can be considered a serious medical condition that can lead to further complications, such as high blood pressure (hypertension). Low oxygen levels in the blood caused by obstructive sleep apnea can also damage the heart tissue and may cause cardiac rhythm abnormalities, such as atrial fibrillation.
Author: Bow Tauro
First answered: 22 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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