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Postoperative Delirium (disturbance of mind or confusion)
Patients with sleep apnea may have a greater risk for postoperative delirium. The incidence of postoperative delirium was reported to be 53% for patients with sleep apnea compared to 20% in patients without sleep apnea.8 In cardiac surgery, patients with moderate to severe sleep apnea experienced a 6-fold increased risk of postoperative delirium.9