What are the possible complications of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB)?

Updated: Feb 13, 2020
  • Author: Vittorio Rinaldi, MD; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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If not adequately diagnosed and treated, OSAS is associated with severe complications such as hypertension, strokes, coronary disease, and neurobehavioral complaints and is probably a predictor of premature death. At least 50% of patients with heart failure have sleep respiratory apneas, and patients with moderate-to-severe OSAS have a threefold hgiher risk of developing hypertension. [25, 26, 27, 28, 29]


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