Postoperative obstructive sleep apnoea. Haemodynamic effects of treatment with nasal CPAP.

@article{Reeder1991PostoperativeOS,
  title={Postoperative obstructive sleep apnoea. Haemodynamic effects of treatment with nasal CPAP.},
  author={Martin Reeder and Matheu D Goldman and Louise Loh and A D Muir and Kenneth R. Casey and D A Gitlin},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={1991},
  volume={46 10},
  pages={849-53}
}
A 74-year-old man presenting for aortic reconstructive surgery showed severe, previously undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea during overnight oximetry monitoring before operation. Postoperatively, in the first 4 hours following extubation, he suffered 238 episodes of respiratory obstruction. These events were associated with frequent arousals, large fluctuations in systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Administration of nasal continuous positive airways pressure abolished the obstructions and… CONTINUE READING
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