Obstructive sleep apnea and hypertension

9:53 am Health Care, Medicine

Systemic hypertension is more common among individuals who have untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) than among those who do not.

A prospective cohort study that followed 1889 individuals for a median of 12 years found a higher incidence of hypertension among those with untreated OSA than among those whose OSA was treated with CPAP or those who did not have OSA.

(Marin JM, Agusti A, Villar I, et al. Association between treated and untreated obstructive sleep apnea and risk of hypertension. JAMA 2012;307:2169).

Comments are closed.