Nocturnal intermittent hypoxia predicts prevalent hypertension in the European Sleep Apnoea Database cohort study


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Tkacova R., McNicholas W. T. , Javorsky M., Fietze I., Sliwinski P., Parati G., ...More

EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL, vol.44, no.4, pp.931-941, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1183/09031936.00225113
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.931-941

Abstract

Systemic hypertension is associated with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) but the pathophysiological mechanisms are incompletely understood. A collaborative European network of 24 sleep centres established a European Sleep Apnoea Database to evaluate cardiovascular morbidity associated with OSAS.