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Sleep-related leg movements in patients with transient ischemic attack and controls
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Background: Periodic leg movements during sleep (PLMS) have been associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular diseases and there is a high prevalence of PLMS found in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS). We evaluated patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA) for PLMS and respiratory related leg movements (RRLM), versus a control group without TIA. Methods: Twenty-five patients with TIA and 34 patients with no vascular diagnosis were referred for polysomnography. Diagnosis of PLMS was made if the periodic leg movement index (PLMI) was >= 5 and clinical significant as PLMI >= 15. Results: There was no significant difference in PLMI >= 5 and >= 15 between patients with and without TIA. In the absence of OSAS, 2 out of 5 TIA patients (40%) had a PLMI >= 15 compared to 1 of the 19 patients without TIA (5%; p = 0.037). There was no increase in RRLMs when OSAS was present. Conclusions: TIA patients did not have higher PLMI compared to controls, and in the presence of OSAS, there was no increase in RRLMs compared to patients without TIA. In selective patients, PLMS could be associated with cardiovascular diseases, since PLMS was clinically more often found in the TIA group without OSAS. (C) 2018 S. Karger AG, Basel
Language
English
Source (journal)
European neurology. - Basel
Publication
Basel : 2018
ISSN
0014-3022
Volume/pages
79 :3-4 (2018) , p. 171-176
ISI
000433252800010
Pubmed ID
29533939
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Last edited 20.09.2021
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