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ischemic heart disease and sleep apnea
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ischemic heart disease and sleep apnea

I have ischemic heart disease and sleep apnea. The veterans administration came out with a new presumptive for agent orange " ischemic heart disease" I was wondering if there was any medical studies that showed sleep apnea was secondary to heart disease. I have read posts which state sleep apnea might lead to heart disease,but can heart disease
cause sleep apnea.
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In general, sleep apnea is what causes heart disease (mainly the obstructive type), but there's controversy about heart disease and its' association with central sleep apnea.
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