Obstructive Sleep Apnea (osa) Is Associated with Increased Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality.1-5 Repetitive Episodes of Hypoxia-re-

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OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA (OSA) IS ASSOCIATED WITH INCREASED CARDIOVASCULAR MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY.1-5 REPETITIVE EPISODES OF HYPOXIA-REOXYGENATION, HYPERCAPNIA, oxidative stress, sympathetic activation, and swings in intrathoracic pressure have all been implicated in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular morbidity in sleep apnea.6-8 Recent studies have shown… (More)

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