Hemostatic implications of endothelial cell apoptosis in obstructive sleep apnea

  title={Hemostatic implications of endothelial cell apoptosis in obstructive sleep apnea},
  author={A. E. El Solh and Morohunfolu E. Akinnusi and I. Berim and A. M. Peter and Linda L. Paasch and Kristie Szarpa},
  journal={Sleep and Breathing},
  • A. E. El Solh, Morohunfolu E. Akinnusi, +3 authors Kristie Szarpa
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Sleep and Breathing
  • Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at increased risk of atherothrombosis independent of the Framingham risk factors. Studies on hemostasis factors in OSA are scarce and inconsistent. We sought to understand the variation in atherothrombotic propensity as a function of apoptotic circulating endothelial cells (CECs) in OSA by investigating the relationship between CEC apoptosis and plasma levels of hemostatic factors tissue factor (TF) and von Willebrand Factor (vWF) in apneic… CONTINUE READING
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