Obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease.

  title={Obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease.},
  author={M. Rehan Butt and Girish Dwivedi and Omer A Khair and Gregory Y H Lip},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  volume={139 1},
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common yet an under-diagnosed sleep related breathing disorder affecting predominantly middle-aged men. OSA is associated with many adverse health outcomes, including cardiovascular disease. Common OSA associated/induced cardiovascular disorders include coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmias and stroke, which further increase morbidity and mortality in the OSA population. Endothelial dysfunction, coagulopathy, impaired… CONTINUE READING
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