Obstructive sleep apnea and Sudden death

Apoor S. Gami, Virend K. Somers

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Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a prevalent condition associated with several cardiovascular diseases. This article reviews the epidemiology of OSA, the physiology of normal sleep, the pathophysiology of sleep in patients with OSA, and the mechanisms by which OSA may increase the risk of sudden death. The available epidemiological data to support such a relationship are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDiagnosis and Treatment
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781447149781
ISBN (Print)1447149777, 9781447149774
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013


  • Cardiac arrest
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obesity
  • Sleep apnea
  • Sudden death

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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