Advanced age and apnea-hypopnea index predict subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome


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ARIK B., Inci M. F. , GÜMÜŞ C. , VAROL K. , Ege M. R. , DOĞAN Ö. T. , ...More

MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.8, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 8
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/2049-6958-8-9
  • Title of Journal : MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESPIRATORY MEDICINE

Abstract

Background: Both obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) and coronary artery calcification (CAC) are considered to be related with the presence of coronary artery disease (CAD). In this study we evaluate the association between OSAS and presence of subclinical atherosclerosis assessed by tomographic coronary calcium score in patients who had OSAS but no history of known CAD.