Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

  title={Cardiopulmonary exercise testing in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.},
  author={Ching-Chi Lin and Wen-Yeh Hsieh and Chon-Shin Chou and Shwu-Fang Liaw},
  journal={Respiratory physiology & neurobiology},
  volume={150 1},
To investigate whether cardiac dysfunction or abnormal measurements on cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPET) are present in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and what factors are responsible for exercise limitation in these patients. We enrolled 20 patients with moderate or severe OSAS in the OSA group and 20 subjects without OSAS in the control group. All subjects underwent a sleep study and cardiac evaluation by radionuclide scanning and CPET. There was no difference in… CONTINUE READING


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