Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: its relationship with hypertension. Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Hypertension
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive

abstract

  • Respiratory disturbance during sleep, in its most common form, obstructive sleep apnea, is a prevalent condition in the general population. During the past several years, researchers have investigated a possible link between obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension. This article discusses the available epidemiologic and clinical evidence supporting this link. The possible mechanisms leading to the development of hypertension in patients with obstructive sleep apnea will also be discussed, as well as the effects of therapeutic interventions on arterial blood pressure. Last, the clinical importance of such interaction, which may lead to excessive cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, will be addressed.

publication date

  • October 2002

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 12358089

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 11

volume

  • 17

number

  • 1