Obstructive sleep apnea, hypertension and cardiovascular diseases

  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},
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
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 2 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS
18 Citations
125 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 18 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 125 references

Effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on blood pressure in patients with obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea. A systematic review and meta-analysis

  • C Fava, S Dorigoni, F Dalle Vedove, E Danese, M Montagnana, GC Guidi
  • Chest
  • 2014

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…