Cardiorespiratory consequences of sleep apnoea syndrome in patients with massive obesity.

@article{Laaban1998CardiorespiratoryCO,
  title={Cardiorespiratory consequences of sleep apnoea syndrome in patients with massive obesity.},
  author={J. P. Laaban and D. Cassuto and Elizabeth Orvo{\"e}n-Frija and Marie Christine Iliou and Olivier Mundler and D. Leger and Jean Michel Oppert},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={1998},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={20-7}
}
Assessment of cardiorespiratory consequences of sleep apnoea syndrome (SAS) is difficult owing to confounding factors, especially obesity, that are strongly associated with SAS. This study was designed to assess the cardiorespiratory consequences of SAS by comparing the results of a comprehensive cardiorespiratory evaluation in apnoeic and nonapnoeic patients with massive obesity. In a retrospective chart-review study, we studied 60 patients with massive obesity defined by a body mass index… CONTINUE READING