Obstructive sleep apnea and the risk of sudden cardiac death: A longitudinal study of 10,701 adults Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cause of Death
  • Death, Sudden, Cardiac
  • Sleep Apnea, Obstructive

abstract

  • In a population of 10,701 adults referred for polysomnography, OSA predicted incident SCD, and the magnitude of risk was predicted by multiple parameters characterizing OSA severity. Nocturnal hypoxemia, an important pathophysiological feature of OSA, strongly predicted SCD independently of well-established risk factors. These findings implicate OSA, a prevalent condition, as a novel risk factor for SCD.

publication date

  • August 13, 2013

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC3851022

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jacc.2013.04.080

PubMed ID

  • 23770166

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 610

end page

  • 6

volume

  • 62

number

  • 7