Epidemiological data implicate obstructive sleep apnea as an independent contributor to the occurrence of stroke. One of the potential patho-physiological links implicates paradoxical embolism in patients with patent foramen ovale. This chapter discusses the hemodynamics of obstructive sleep apnea relevant to the patients with patent foramen ovale, and their connection to the theory of paradoxical embolism.
- Obstructive sleep apnea
- Paradoxical embolism
- Patent foramen ovale
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)