Association Between Treated and Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Risk of Hypertension

Posted at — Mario Hernández Cueto — noviembre 15th, 2012 — 13:54 under Editorial

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Association Between Treated and Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Risk of Hypertension

EditorialPor: José M. Marin, MD, Alvar Agusti, MD, Isabel Villar, PhD, Marta Forner, PhD, David Nieto, MD, Santiago J. Carrizo, MD, Ferran Barbé, MD, Eugenio Vicente, MD, Ying Wei, PhD, F. Javier Nieto, MD, PhD, Sanja Jelic, MD. JAMA.  2012;307(20):2169-2176.

Systemic hypertension is prevalent among patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Short-term studies indicate that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy reduces blood pressure in patients with hypertension and OSA. Compared with participants without OSA, the presence of OSA was associated with increased adjusted risk of incident hypertension; however, treatment with CPAP therapy was associated with a lower risk of hypertension. [publicado 15 de noviembre 2012.]

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