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Heart rate turbulence in obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: The effect of short-term CPAP therapy

Published:December 31, 2020DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejim.2020.12.015
      Patients affected by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) present an increased risk of cardiovascular (CV) events [
      • Sarkar P
      • Mukherjee S
      • Chai-Coetzer CL
      • McEvoy RD
      The epidemiology of obstructive sleep apnoea and cardiovascular disease.
      ]. This is likely due to the imbalance in the autonomic nervous system, with cardiac sympathetic hyperactivity and reduced baro-reflex sensitivity [
      • Parish JM
      Metabolic syndrome, obstructive sleep apnea, and risk of cardiovascular disease.
      ].
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