Obstructive sleep apnea as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases.

Cardiol J 2007 ;14(6):534-7

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common medical condition that occurs in approximately 5% to 15% of the population. It is usually associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Diagnosis of OSA is based on polysomnography, and its severity is measured with an apnea-hypopnea index. Most of the adverse effects of OSA on the cardiovascular system are reversible with treatment. In addition to continous positive airway pressure therapy, precautions such as weight loss, avoidance of central nervous system depressants, treatment of nasal congestion and sleeping in the lateral position may help to treat OSA. (Cardiol J 2007; 14: 534-537).

Download full-text PDF

Source
October 2012
31 Reads

Publication Analysis

Top Keywords

sleep apnea
8
obstructive sleep
8
treatment addition
4
addition continous
4
reversible treatment
4
continous positive
4
airway pressure
4
therapy precautions
4
pressure therapy
4
system reversible
4
positive airway
4
effects osa
4
severity measured
4
polysomnography severity
4
based polysomnography
4
measured apnea-hypopnea
4
apnea-hypopnea adverse
4
precautions weight
4
adverse effects
4
cardiovascular system
4

Similar Publications