|Title||Sleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular health.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2005|
|Authors||Budhiraja R, Quan SF|
|Journal||Curr Opin Pulm Med|
|Date Published||2005 Nov|
|Keywords||Cardiovascular 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 Journal||Curr Opin Pulm Med|