School of Medicine’s Harneet Walia discusses recent study on sleep apnea and blood pressure

Severe sleep apnea may boost odds for stubborn high blood pressure Cleveland Clinic researchers, led by Harneet Walia, assistant professor of family medicine, found a significant correlation between severe sleep apnea and drug-resistant high blood pressure. The study couldn’t prove cause-and-effect, but the findings “suggest that severe obstructive sleep apnea contributes to poor blood pressure control despite aggressive medication use,” Walia said in a journal news release.