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The Efficiency of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy in Reducing Cardiovascular Dysfunction in a Patient With Arterial Hypertension and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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The Efficiency of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Therapy in Reducing Cardiovascular Dysfunction in a Patient With Arterial Hypertension and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Stefania L Magda et al. Pneumologia.

Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been included by European and American hypertension therapy guidelines as a common cause of high blood pressure. Recent studies have demonstrated a strong link between OSA and HBP and the treatment thereof should consist of combination therapy, especially in patients with refractory AHT and a non-dipping profile. We present the case of a patient with high grade hypertension, with secondary organ damage and severe OSA. The ultimate method for controlling blood pressure and reversing subclinical cardiac and cerebrovascular dysfunction of this patient was the specific therapy with continuous positive airway pressure (cPAP).

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