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Pulmonary and Cardiac Complications
Pulmonary Complications

After a surgical procedure, patients with sleep apnea were found to have a 2 times higher risk of pulmonary complications (pneumonia, bronchitis, respiratory failure, and prolonged mechanical ventilation) compared to patients without sleep apnea.5;6

Cardiac Complications

Patients with sleep apnea were 2 times more likely to suffer from postoperative cardiac complications (heart attack, death, shock, irregular heart beat, and low blood pressure).5;7