Undiagnosed sleep apnoea syndrome in patients with acute myocardial infarction: potential importance of the STOP-BANG screening tool for clinical practice.

@article{McCormack2012UndiagnosedSA,
  title={Undiagnosed sleep apnoea syndrome in patients with acute myocardial infarction: potential importance of the STOP-BANG screening tool for clinical practice.},
  author={David J. McCormack and Ravinder Singh Pabla and Mohammed Hilal Babu and Linda Dykes and Philip J. Dale and R. Andrew Archbold and Margaret Pilling and Amy Clifford and Francesca Cormack and Alex R. Shipolini and Alexandra M. Hogan},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={155 2},
  pages={342-3}
}
Sleep apnoea hypopnea syndrome (SAHS) has been identified as an independent risk factor for adverse cardiovascular events in patients admitted with an acute coronary syndrome (ACS) [1]. Most people with SAHS, including those with ACS, are undiagnosed. Konecny and colleagues [2] reported a prevalence of previously diagnosed or suspected SAHS (specificall obstructive sleep apnoea) of 14% among 74 patients with acute MI. However, the frequency of SAHS defined by overnight polysomnography (PSG) was… CONTINUE READING
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