Examining the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea, pulmonary abnormalities, and cardiovascular disease
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or Overlap syndrome has been shown to occur anywhere between 1-40% in population and clinic studies. Subjects with overlap syndrome are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease mortality than subjects with either condition alone. It has been hypothesized that hypoxic induced inflammation occurs in both conditions however research is limited as to the relationship between OSA and subclinical cardiovascular disease and the affect COPD has on this relationship. Several studies have looked at the association between ...
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Black-Shinn, Jennifer Louise
Hokanson, John E.
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