Severe obstructive sleep apnea is associated with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction.

@article{Fung2002SevereOS,
  title={Severe obstructive sleep apnea is associated with left ventricular diastolic dysfunction.},
  author={Jeffrey Wing-Hong Fung and Thomas S. T. Li and Dominic K. L. Choy and Gabriel W. K. Yip and Fanny Wai San Ko and John Elsby Sanderson and David Shu-Cheong Hui},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2002},
  volume={121 2},
  pages={422-9}
}
INTRODUCTION Hypertension is common in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). However, the effect of OSA on ventricular function, especially diastolic function, is not clear. Therefore, we have assessed the prevalence of diastolic dysfunction in patients with OSA and the relationship between diastolic parameters and severity of OSA. METHODS Sixty-eight consecutive patients with OSA confirmed by polysomnography underwent echocardiography. Diastolic function of the left ventricle was… CONTINUE READING