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Acute and Emergent Cardiac Events in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Fatima H. Sert Kuniyoshi, Mark R. Zellmer, Taro Adachi and Virend K. Somers

in Acute and Emergent Events in Sleep Disorders

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Published in print November 2011 | ISBN: 9780195377835
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322763 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195377835.003.0002
Acute and Emergent Cardiac Events in Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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This chapter reviews the cardiovascular physiology of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in contrast with normal sleep, and summarizes the evidence of the association between OSA and acute cardiac events, including cardiac arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death.

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Subjects: Neurology ; Sleep Medicine

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