Carotid artery wall thickness in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

@article{Silvestrini2002CarotidAW,
  title={Carotid artery wall thickness in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.},
  author={Mauro Silvestrini and B Rizzato and Fabio Placidi and Roberto Baruffaldi and Alberto Bianconi and Marina Diomedi},
  journal={Stroke},
  year={2002},
  volume={33 7},
  pages={1782-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Epidemiological studies have suggested a pathophysiological link between sleep apnea syndrome and cerebrovascular diseases. The mechanism by which sleep disturbance can affect the predisposition to developing stroke is not clear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome have an increase in atherosclerosis indicators at the carotid artery level. METHODS We included 23 male patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea… CONTINUE READING
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