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={Peretz Lavie and Paula Herer and Victor Hoffstein},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2000},
  volume={320 7233},
  pages={
          479-82
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess whether sleep apnoea syndrome is an independent risk factor for hypertension. DESIGN Population study. SETTING Sleep clinic in Toronto. PARTICIPANTS 2,677 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 of… CONTINUE READING

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