Association of incident cardiovascular disease with progression of sleep-disordered breathing.

@article{Chami2011AssociationOI,
  title={Association of incident cardiovascular disease with progression of sleep-disordered breathing.},
  author={Hassan A. Chami and Helaine E. Resnick and Stuart F. Quan and Daniel J. Gottlieb},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2011},
  volume={123 12},
  pages={1280-6}
}
BACKGROUND Prospective data suggest that sleep-disordered breathing enhances risk for incident and recurrent cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, a reverse causal pathway whereby incident CVD causes or worsens sleep-disordered breathing has not been studied. METHODS AND RESULTS A total of 2721 Sleep Heart Health Study participants (mean age 62, standard deviation=10 years; 57% women; 23% minority) without CVD at baseline underwent 2 polysomnograms 5 years apart. Incident CVD events… CONTINUE READING
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