Can the treatment of sleep apnea syndrome prevent the cardiovascular consequences?

He et al. indicated that mortality is reduced in treated patients with OSA but the reasons for this are still speculative. CPAP eliminates the acute elevation of blood pressure (BP) that occurs during a night of obstructive apneas. In longer term studies hypertensive patients showed a fall in mean BP from baseline with CPAP both by day and by night… CONTINUE READING