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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Mechanism of Hypertension

Włodzimierz Januszewicz, Tadeusz Przybyłowski, Andrzej Januszewicz
Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2000;4(1):69-73.

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Vol 4, No 1 (2000)
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Published online: 2000-03-09

Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is caused by upper airway obstruction and in most cases associated with persistent hypertension, found in more than half of patients with OSA. The syndrome should be suspected especially in overweight hypertensive middle-aged men with excessive daytime sleepiness, morning headaches and loud snoring during sleep. The mechanism of hypertension is complex, including increased sympathetic nerve activity and catecholamine excretion. It should be noted that OSA is regarded as one of the most common causes of reversible hypertension.

Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is caused by upper airway obstruction and in most cases associated with persistent hypertension, found in more than half of patients with OSA. The syndrome should be suspected especially in overweight hypertensive middle-aged men with excessive daytime sleepiness, morning headaches and loud snoring during sleep. The mechanism of hypertension is complex, including increased sympathetic nerve activity and catecholamine excretion. It should be noted that OSA is regarded as one of the most common causes of reversible hypertension.
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Keywords

obstructive sleep apnea; mechanism of hypertension; clinical features

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Title

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Mechanism of Hypertension

Journal

Arterial Hypertension

Issue

Vol 4, No 1 (2000)

Pages

69-73

Published online

2000-03-09

Bibliographic record

Nadciśnienie tętnicze 2000;4(1):69-73.

Keywords

obstructive sleep apnea
mechanism of hypertension
clinical features

Authors

Włodzimierz Januszewicz
Tadeusz Przybyłowski
Andrzej Januszewicz

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