Nasal CPAP reduces systemic blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea and mild sleepiness.

@article{Hui2006NasalCR,
  title={Nasal CPAP reduces systemic blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea and mild sleepiness.},
  author={David Shu-Cheong Hui and Kin Wang To and Fanny W S Ko and Joan P C Fok and Michael Ho-Ming Chan and Jenny Chun Li Ngai and Alvin Hon Man Tung and Chan Wai Ho and Mabel W C Tong and Cheuk Chun Szeto and Cheuk-Man Yu},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={2006},
  volume={61 12},
  pages={1083-90}
}
BACKGROUND A randomised controlled study was undertaken to examine the effect of nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on 24 hour systemic blood pressure (BP) in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). METHODS Patients were fitted with an ambulatory BP measuring device as outpatients during normal activities and recorded for 24 hours before starting therapeutic or subtherapeutic (4 cm H(2)O) CPAP treatment. BP monitoring was repeated before completion of 12 weeks of treatment… CONTINUE READING

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