Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Display Increased Carotid Intima Media: A Meta-Analysis

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Background. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with coronary artery disease. Intermittent hypoxia associated with OSA increases sympathetic activity and may cause systemic inflammation, which may contribute to atherosclerosis leading to an increase in the size of carotid intima media thickness (CIMT). Methods. PubMed and Cochrane library were… (More)
DOI: 10.1155/2013/839582

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