Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Vascular Diseases.

  title={Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Vascular Diseases.},
  author={Dimitrios Baltzis and Jessie P. Bakker and Sanjay R. Patel and Aristidis Veves},
  journal={Comprehensive Physiology},
  volume={6 3},
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects a large proportion of adults, and is as an independent risk factor for cerebrovascular and cardiovascular disease. The repetitive airway obstruction that characterizes OSA results in intermittent hypoxia, intrathoracic pressure swings, and sleep fragmentation, which in turn lead to sympathetic activation, oxidative… CONTINUE READING