Which clinical history findings are characteristic of obesity-hypoventilation syndrome?

Updated: Jul 22, 2021
  • Author: Jazeela Fayyaz, DO; Chief Editor: Guy W Soo Hoo, MD, MPH  more...
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Patients with OHS typically report symptoms of OSA, such as daytime hypersomnolence, fatigue, loud snoring, nocturnal choking, and morning headaches. They may also have pulmonary hypertension and chronic right-sided heart failure (cor pulmonale), with secondary peripheral edema in advanced disease.


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