Circulating cardiovascular risk factors in obstructive sleep apnoea: data from randomised controlled trials.
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with high cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and is an independent risk factor for hypertension. Novel circulating cardiovascular risk markers enabling a more accurate prediction of cardiovascular risk have been identified. Examination of these markers may clarify the increased risk in OSA and contribute to an analysis of the benefits of treatment. METHODS: Plasma levels of total cholesterol and triglyceride and activated coagulatio...Expand abstract
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