Sleep Apnea Hypopnea Syndrome (SAHS) is highly prevalent in patients with Down Syndrome (DS), affecting between 50-80% of this population

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Due to the high incidence of congenital heart problems associated with Down syndrome, there is an increased risk of developing more serious complications due to respiratory disorders during sleep

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SAHS is being identified as a risk factor for cognitive disorder and even dementia. In adults with DS, an early onset of Alzheimer’s disease is detected very frequently in the fourth decade of life

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Multidisciplinary Clinical Team

M. José Masdeu

PhD in medicine. Pneumologist specializing in Sleep Medicine. Sleep Unit Coordinator. Pneumology Service. Parc Taulí Hospital of Sabadell. Associate Professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) and the International University of Catalonia (UIC). Member of the Spanish Sleep Society and the European Respiratory Society.

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Monique C. Suárez

Pneumologist expert in sleep medicine, Spanish Committee for Accreditation in Sleep Medicine, CEAMS. Master in Advances in diagnosis and treatment of Sleep Disorders. Doctoral thesis in Medicine in progress.

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