Increased Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An Additional Issue to Consider.

Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by recurrent episodes of complete or partial upper airway occlusion during sleep, despite ongoing efforts to breathe, associated with repetitive episodes of oxygen desaturation and arousals with sleep fragmentation. The prevalence of OSA is estimated at 10% to 17% for men and 3% to 9% for women among adults in… (More)
DOI: 10.1177/0003319717705270

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