Obstructive sleep apnea and sudden death

Apoor S. Gami, Virend Somers

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Abstract

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 publicationElectrical Diseases of the Heart: Volume 2: Diagnosis and Treatment, Second Edition
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages461-474
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781447149781, 9781447149774
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Gami, A. S., & Somers, V. (2013). Obstructive sleep apnea and sudden death. In Electrical Diseases of the Heart: Volume 2: Diagnosis and Treatment, Second Edition (pp. 461-474). Springer-Verlag London Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4978-1_29