Nocturnal intermittent hypoxia predicts prevalent hypertension in the European Sleep Apnoea Database cohort study

Ruzena Tkacova, Walter T. McNicholas, Martin Javorsky, Ingo Fietze, Pawel Sliwinski, Gianfranco Parati, Ludger Grote, Jan Hedner

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Abstract

Systemic hypertension is associated with obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) but the pathophysiological mechanisms are incompletely understood. A collaborative European network of 24 sleep centres established a European SleepApnoeaDatabase to evaluate cardiovascularmorbidity associatedwithOSAS. 11 911 adults referred with suspected OSAS between March 2007 and September 2013 underwent overnight sleep studies, either cardiorespiratory polygraphy or polysomnography. We compared the predictive value of the apnoea-hypopnoea index (AHI) and 4% oxygen desaturation index (ODI) for prevalent hypertension, adjusting for relevant covariates including age, smoking, obesity, dyslipidaemia and diabetes. Among patients (70% male, mean±SD age 52±12 years), 78% had AHI>.5 events h-1and 41% systemic hypertension. Both AHI and ODI independently related to prevalent hypertension after adjustment for relevant covariates (p,

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)931-941
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Volume44
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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