Recurrence of stroke caused by nocturnal hypoxia-induced blood pressure surge in a young adult male with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.

@article{Yoshida2016RecurrenceOS,
  title={Recurrence of stroke caused by nocturnal hypoxia-induced blood pressure surge in a young adult male with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome.},
  author={Tetsuro Yoshida and Mitsuo Kuwabara and Satoshi Hoshide and Kazuomi Kario},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Hypertension : JASH},
  year={2016},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={201-4}
}
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) causes resistant hypertension and a hypopnea-related nocturnal blood pressure (BP) surge. This could lead to an increase of not only the nocturnal BP level but also nocturnal BP variability, both of which increase an individual's cardiovascular risk. We recently developed a trigger sleep BP monitoring method that initiates BP measurement when an individual's oxygen desaturation falls below a variable threshold, and we demonstrated that it can detect a BP… CONTINUE READING