Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome as a risk factor for hypertension: population study

@article{Lavie2000ObstructiveSA,
  title={Obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome as a risk factor for hypertension: population study},
  author={P. Lavie and P. Herer and V. Hoffstein},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2000},
  volume={320},
  pages={479 - 482}
}
Abstract Objective: To assess whether sleep apnoea syndrome is an independent risk factor for hypertension. Design: Population study. Setting: Sleep clinic in Toronto. Participants: 2677 adults, aged 20-85 years, referred to the sleep clinic with suspected sleep apnoea syndrome. Outcome measures: Medical history, demographic data, morning and evening blood pressure, and whole night polysomnography. Results: Blood pressure and number of patients with hypertension increased linearly with severity… Expand
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