Failing Doctors, Failing Hearts

Phillips, Barbara A.
August 2010
Internal Medicine Alert;8/29/2010, Vol. 32 Issue 16, p121
The article presents the author's comments on a study by D. J. Gottlieb and colleagues which was conducted to examine the association between untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with coronary heart disease (CHD) and incident heart failure.


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