Bhatia, P.
January 2005
Thorax;Jan2005, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p75
Academic Journal
This article presents information on a study which states that sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with an increased prevalence of hypertension and cardiovascular disease independent of age, sex, and body mass index. The adverse cardiovascular effects are thought to be due to combinations of overnight hypoxaemia, hypercapnia, and sympathetic nervous system overactivity. Families affected with SDB were identified and neighbourhood control families were also recruited. Of the 2462 members, 700 underwent in-depth studies of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors and 193 participants aged 16 years and older were studied.


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