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Sleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular health.

TitleSleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular health.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsBudhiraja R, Quan SF
JournalCurr Opin Pulm Med
Date Published2005 Nov
KeywordsCardiovascular Diseases, Endothelium, Vascular, Female, Glucose Metabolism Disorders, Heart, Humans, Hypertension, Pulmonary, Male, Respiration, Risk Factors, Sleep Apnea, Obstructive

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sleep-disordered breathing is a widely prevalent condition and may have serious medical, social, and economic consequences. This review evaluates the role of sleep-disordered breathing in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality on the basis of recent literature.

RECENT FINDINGS: Epidemiologic studies, retrospective reviews, and prospective clinical trials suggest a strong association between sleep-disordered breathing and adverse cardiovascular events. Individuals with sleep-disordered breathing have a higher prevalence of hypertension, which attenuates with treatment. Furthermore, the presence of sleep-disordered breathing augurs an increased risk of coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmias, and heart failure.

SUMMARY: Recent research provides an emerging evidence of the role of sleep-disordered breathing as a risk factor for diverse cardiovascular disorders.

Alternate JournalCurr Opin Pulm Med
PubMed ID16217175