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BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the effects of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on arterial stiffness, central blood pressure, and reflected pulse wave characteristics in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and stage 2-3 arterial hypertension. METHODS Forty-four patients with hypertension and severe OSA(More)
A 24 yr old white female presented with dyspnoea, orthopnoea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea, cough and fatigue. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a sinus venosus atrial septal defect (ASD). Right heart catheterization confirmed severe pulmonary hypertension (80/37 mmHg). A chest radiograph showed enlarged pulmonary arteries with peripheral pruning.(More)
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