Pulmonary hypertension in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

  title={Pulmonary hypertension in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.},
  author={Bernd Sanner and Claus Doberauer and Martin Konermann and Alexandre Sturm and Walter Zidek},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={157 21},
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with an increased cardiovascular morbidity, including pulmonary hypertension. Little is known about factors influencing the degree of pulmonary hypertension and left ventricular dysfunction in patients with OSAS, especially in the absence of concomitant lung disease. METHODS Right heart catheterization, arterial blood gas analysis, and pulmonary function tests were performed in 92 consecutive patients (81 men and 11 women; mean… CONTINUE READING