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The impact of obstructive sleep apnea on aortic disease in Marfan's syndrome.

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BACKGROUND: Aortic dissection is a life-threatening manifestation of Marfan's syndrome. Preliminary evidence suggests that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with aortic disease in Marfan's syndrome. OBJECTIVES: To study the effect of OSA on aortic events in Marfan's syndrome. METHODS: In patients with Marfan's syndrome, a sleep study was performed at baseline and OSA was defined as >5 events of apnea/hypopnea (A+H) per hour in bed. Operation because of progressive aortic dilatati...

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10.1159/000340008

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Journal:
Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases
Volume:
86
Issue:
1
Pages:
39-44
Publication date:
2013
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EISSN:
1423-0356
ISSN:
0025-7931
URN:
uuid:325596a7-6a84-47c4-bb3e-74569adff7e7
Source identifiers:
352430
Local pid:
pubs:352430

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