Atherosclerosis and arterial stiffness in obstructive sleep apnea--a cardiovascular magnetic resonance study.
OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) has been linked to cardiovascular risk factors, such as hypertension, and clinical cardiovascular endpoints. Our aim was to assess whether OSA is independently associated with atherosclerosis and vascular dysfunction as assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR). METHODS: 58 patients with OSA and 39 matched control subjects without OSA underwent CMR of the aorta and carotid arteries. Carotid and aortic wall thickness and aortic distensibility...Expand abstract
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