CPAP machine could improve high blood pressure, sleep apnea

Posted at: 12/24/2013 4:56 PM
Updated at: 12/24/2013 5:32 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Sleep apnea and high blood pressure often go hand in hand, but a new study finds a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP machine could improve both conditions.

Researchers focused on apnea patients taking three or more medications to control high blood pressure.

Those who underwent continuous positive airway pressure treatment for 12-weeks had a greater decrease in blood pressure than patients who did not get the CPAP treatment.