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Blood pressure change after treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)

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It is unclear whether OSA is an independent risk factor for hypertension and whether CPAP treatment reduces blood pressure (BP). We conducted a randomised parallel controlled trial of 4 weeks therapeutic versus sub-therapeutic CPAP treatment (as a control) in men with OSA (Epworth Score (ESS) >10, >4% SaO2 dips >10 per hour). We measured 24-hour BP at home using the TM-2420 ambulatory BP monitoring system before and after treatment. Diary cards were used to report sleep and wake peri...

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Pepperell, JCT More by this author
Mullins, B More by this author
Crosthwaite, N More by this author
Stradling, JR More by this author
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Journal:
THORAX
Volume:
55
Issue:
SUPPL. 3
Pages:
A24-A24
Publication date:
2000-12-05
ISSN:
0040-6376
URN:
uuid:07fae692-83dd-4372-88ae-44ee05022324
Source identifiers:
71630
Local pid:
pubs:71630
Language:
English

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