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Last amended 
2 June 2015

Cerebral ischaemia - Sleep apnoea Factor

The clinical onset of a person's sleep apnoea was not when episodes of cessation and/or reduction in airflow at the nose and mouth during sleep were first noted, but when the clinical features attributed to the syndrome were first experienced.  Because some of the listed clinical features are quite common and may be associated with other medical conditions, you should seek medical advice if it is unclear whether or not the symptoms at a particular time formed part of the sleep apnoea syndrome.

These clinical features include:

  • excessive daytime sleepiness
  • impaired memory and concentration
  • morning headaches
  • pulmonary hypertension
  • right heart failure or
  • respiratory failure.

Last reviewed for CCPS 24 May 2007.

Preliminary questions [37218]

37219 there is some evidence that sleep apnoea may be a factor in the development of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.

30766 the veteran has suffered from sleep apnoea at some time.

37220 the veteran had sleep apnoea at the time of the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, a cerebrovascular accident.

37221  the veteran has established the causal connection between sleep apnoea and VEA service for the clinical onset of cerebrovascular accident.

37222   the veteran has established the causal connection between sleep apnoea and operational service for the clinical onset of cerebrovascular accident.

or

37223   the veteran has established the causal connection between sleep apnoea and eligible service for the clinical onset of cerebrovascular accident.

Clinical onset and operational service [37222]

37224  the veteran's sleep apnoea is causally related to operational service.

Clinical onset and eligible service [37223]

37225  the veteran's sleep apnoea is causally related to eligible service.