The effect of obstructive sleep apnea on chronic medical disorders
Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
January 2007 vol. 74 no. 1 72-78
The effect of obstructive sleep apnea on chronic medical disorders.
1. Division of Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
Evidence is mounting that obstructive sleep apnea causes or contributes to many chronic medical diseases, and that treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) often improves concomitant diseases. The author reviews the association of obstructive sleep apnea with arterial hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, stroke, coronary artery disease, heart failure, sudden death, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and diabetes mellitus.