Effect of continuous positive airway pressure on arterial stiffness in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension: a meta-analysis

@article{Lin2016EffectOC,
  title={Effect of continuous positive airway pressure on arterial stiffness in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension: a meta-analysis},
  author={Xin Lin and Gongping Chen and Jiachao Qi and Xiaofang Chen and Jiangming Zhao and Qi-chang Lin},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2016},
  volume={273},
  pages={4081-4088}
}
Arterial stiffness has been recognized as a predictor of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in hypertensive patients. However, the impact of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on arterial stiffness in patients with OSA and hypertension remains inconclusive. We performed a meta-analysis to determine whether effective CPAP therapy could decrease arterial stiffness. Two reviewers independently searched PubMed, Embase, Web of Science and Cochrane Library prior to March 5, 2015… CONTINUE READING