According to UPI, sleep apnea has already been associated with higher cardiovascular risk.

However, new findings show but condition may also drastically increase death risk for people undergoing a surgical procedure.

Canadian researchers found people with severe obstructive sleep apnea have a 50 percent higher risk of dying 30 days after major surgery.

Heart-related postoperative complications was 50 percent higher in patients with sleep apnea compared to those without sleep apnea.

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