Endothelial repair capacity and apoptosis are inversely related in obstructive sleep apnea


PURPOSE To investigate the impact of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) on endothelial repair capacity and apoptosis in the absence of potentially confounding factors including obesity. PATIENTS AND METHODS Sixteen patients with a body mass index <30 and newly diagnosed OSA and 16 controls were studied. Circulating levels of endothelial progenitor cells, a… (More)


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