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posted on 03.03.2022, 15:14 authored by Dermot CoxDermot Cox, Aidan Bradford

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a complex condition associated with a number of cardiovascular sequelae including hypertension (both systemic and pulmonary), congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction and stroke [1-6]. However, the recent American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology scientific statement on sleep apnoea suggests that there is a paucity of data for a causal role of OSA in cardiovascular disease [7] which underlines the importance of studies such as that of Akinnusi and co-workers in this edition of Respiration that are aimed at understanding the pathophysiology of OSA[8].

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This article is available from Karger fulltext at http://content.karger.com/.

Published Citation

Cox D, Bradford A. Continuous positive airway pressure and platelet activation in obstructive sleep apnoea. Respiration 2009;77:18-20.

Publication Date

2009-01-01

PubMed ID

18849598

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  • Physiology and Medical Physics
  • School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences