Treatment of primary aldosteronism is associated with a reduction in the severity of obstructive sleep apnoea

@article{Wolley2017TreatmentOP,
  title={Treatment of primary aldosteronism is associated with a reduction in the severity of obstructive sleep apnoea},
  author={Martin J. Wolley and Eduardo Gomes Pimenta and David H. Calhoun and Richard Gordon and Diane C Cowley and Michael Stowasser},
  journal={Journal of Human Hypertension},
  year={2017},
  volume={31},
  pages={561-567}
}
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is known to commonly co-exist with primary aldosteronism (PA), but it is unknown if treatment of PA improves sleep apnoea parameters in these patients. We therefore aimed to determine whether specific medical or surgical treatment of PA improves OSA, as measured by the apnoea–hypopnoea index (AHI). We recruited patients undergoing diagnostic workup for PA if they had symptoms suggestive of OSA. Patients with confirmed PA underwent polysomnography (PSG) at baseline… CONTINUE READING
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