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Special Issue 3: Invited Article

Sleep-disordered Breathing and Cardiac Disorders

Prakash Sanzgiri, Vedanti Shingare, Falguni Thanki, Rohan Thanedar, Srinivas Kudva

Keywords : Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, Endothelial dysfunction, Hypertension, Metabolic syndrome

Citation Information : Sanzgiri P, Shingare V, Thanki F, Thanedar R, Kudva S. Sleep-disordered Breathing and Cardiac Disorders. Int J Head Neck Surg 2019; 10 (3):51-54.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1371

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-03-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is known to be associated with metabolic syndrome, diabetes, hypertension which predispose to cardiovascular disease. Hypoxia due to OSA can predispose an individual to development of endothelial dysfunction. Additionally, imbalance between sympathetic–parasympathetic activity can initiate arrhythmias and result in sudden cardiac death. If OSA is diagnosed early and appropriately treated, we can prevent morbidity and mortality in patients with cardiac disease who also have OSA.

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