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Chapter 11. Sleep and the Cardiovascular System

H. Klar Yaggi, MD, MPH
DOI: 10.1378/smbr.4th.123
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  • Review the cardiovascular physiology of normal sleep

  • Review epidemiologic evidence linking obstructive sleep apnea to cardiovascular outcomes

  • Understand the pathogenetic factors that place patients with obstructive sleep apnea at increased cardiovascular risk

  • Evaluate the evidence that treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) can decrease cerebrovascular risk (with special emphasis on the short-term randomized controlled trials of CPAP and hypertension)

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