What did the Sleep Heart Study reveal about the relationship between hypertension and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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In the Sleep Heart Study, [90] 2470 subjects without OSA were followed for 5 years for the development of hypertension. In this cohort, the AHI was not an independent predictor of hypertension. Differences between the 2 study populations and differences in measurement of SDB events likely explain the discrepant results.


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