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New study looks at how to treat patients recovery from stroke

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A local doctor says treating sleep apnea in stroke patients may be a major key in recovery and survival.

Dr. Dawn Bravata led a study focused on this subject and she stopped by Daybreak Wednesday.

More than 780,000 stroke occur in the U.S. every year, Dr. Bravata discussed how common it is for a stoke victim to have sleep apnea.

She also talked about how sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment help the patient after a stroke.

To hear more from Dr. Bravata, click on the video.