Obstructive sleep apnea, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases

@article{Gonzaga2015ObstructiveSA,
  title={Obstructive sleep apnea, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases},
  author={Carolina de Campos Gonzaga and Adriana Bertolami and Marcelo Chiara Bertolami and Celso Amodeo and David H. Calhoun},
  journal={Journal of Human Hypertension},
  year={2015},
  volume={29},
  pages={705-712}
}
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by recurrent episodes of partial (hypopnea) or complete interruption (apnea) in breathing during sleep due to airway collapse in the pharyngeal region. OSA and its cardiovascular consequences have been widely explored in observational and prospective studies. Most evidence verifies the positive relationship between OSA and hypertension, coronary artery disease, atrial fibrillation, stroke and heart failure. However, more studies are needed to… CONTINUE READING
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