Does CPAP delay the development of cardiovascular disease in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea hypopnoea?

Ayas, N. T.; Mancini, G. B. J.; Fleetham, J.
June 2006
Thorax;Jun2006, Vol. 61 Issue 6, p459
Academic Journal
The article discusses the obstructive sleep anpoea hypopnoea (OSAH), which is a common under-recognized disorder characterized by recurrent upper airway collapse during sleep. OSAH is an independent risk factor of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and in a recent study from the Sleep Heart Health Cohort the prevalence of CVD was 1.42 times greater in patients with OSAH. The primary treatment for OSAH is the continuous positive airway pressure, and it helps improve sleep fragmentation.


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