Acute Issues in Narcolepsy and Hypersomnia

Sarah M. Richey and Christian Guilleminault

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:
Acute Issues in Narcolepsy and Hypersomnia

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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.

Chapter.  6410 words. 

Subjects: Neurology ; Sleep Medicine

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