Obstructive sleep apnea: one more target in cardiac rehabilitation

https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2014.57

Authors

  • Maria Teresa La Rovere | mariateresa.larovere@fsm.it Divisione di Cardiologia, Fondazione “Salvatore Maugeri”, IRCCS, Istituto Scientifico di Montescano, Pavia, Italy.
  • Francesco Fanfulla Unità di Medicina del Sonno, Fondazione “Salvatore Maugeri”, IRCCS, Istituto Scientifico di Pavia, Italy.
  • Oreste Febo Divisione di Cardiologia, Fondazione “Salvatore Maugeri”, IRCCS, Istituto Scientifico di Montescano, Pavia, Italy.

Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent sleep-related breathing disorder, often unrecognized and undiagnosed, in patients with established cardiovascular diseases. Considerable evidence is now available in support of a significant association between OSA and increased risk for cardiovascular disease morbidity. OSA has also been recognised as a potential public health issue associated with societal consequences including accidents and work economics. Treatment of OSA would reduce cardiovascular risk and the overall usage of health care resources. OSA might be a modifiable risk factor and screening for OSA should be implemented in cardiac rehabilitation settings.

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Published
2015-08-21
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Keywords:
cardiac rehabilitation, obstructive sleep apnea, cardiovascular risk
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How to Cite
La Rovere, Maria Teresa, Francesco Fanfulla, and Oreste Febo. 2015. “Obstructive Sleep Apnea: One More Target in Cardiac Rehabilitation”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 82 (3). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2014.57.

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