Sleep Apnea And Pulmonary Hypertension

Sleep Apnea And Pulmonary Hypertension

With the growing epidemic of obesity in an aging population, obstructive sleep apnea OSA is increasingly encountered in clinical practice. Given the acute cardiopulmonary stressors consequent to repetitive upper airway collapse, as well as evidence for cardiovascular homeostatic dysregulation in subjects with sleep apnea, there is ample .Obstructive sleep apnea OSA is the most common type of sleep apnea and is caused by complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway.It is characterized by repetitive episodes of shallow or paused breathing during sleep, despite the effort to breathe, and is usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation..

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Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases, and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.Obstructive sleep apnea OSA is the most common type of sleep apnea and is caused by complete or partial obstructions of the upper airway.It is characterized by repetitive episodes of shallow or paused breathing during sleep, despite the effort to breathe, and is usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation..