Association of obstructive sleep apnea with risk of serious cardiovascular events: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Loke2012AssociationOO,
  title={Association of obstructive sleep apnea with risk of serious cardiovascular events: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Yoon K Loke and J William L Brown and Chun Shing Kwok and Alagaratnam Niruban and Phyo Kyaw Myint},
  journal={Circulation. Cardiovascular quality and outcomes},
  year={2012},
  volume={5 5},
  pages={720-8}
}
BACKGROUND The relationship between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and cardiovascular events remains unclear. We conducted a systematic review to determine the incident risk of cardiovascular events among patients with OSA. METHODS AND RESULTS We searched MEDLINE and EMBASE in January 2011 for prospective studies that followed up patients with OSA for incident ischemic heart disease, stroke, and cardiovascular mortality. Outcomes data were pooled using random effects meta-analysis and… CONTINUE READING
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