Quantification of sleep disordered breathing by computerized analysis of oximetry, heart rate and snoring.

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Intermittent snoring and cyclic oscillations of heart rate and oxyhaemoglobin saturation (Sao2) are characteristic features of the obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). Thus, overnight recordings of laryngeal sounds and heart rate by a portable device (MESAM) and of Sao2 by oximetry are applicable to screen outpatients for the presence of OSAS… (More)

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