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Thorax 59:1089-1094 doi:10.1136/thx.2003.015875
  • Review series

Sleep · 6: Obstructive sleep apnoea/hypopnoea syndrome and hypertension

  1. G V Robinson,
  2. J R Stradling,
  3. R J O Davies
  1. Oxford Sleep Unit, Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine, Churchill Hospital Site, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, Oxford OX3 7LJ, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr G V Robinson
    Oxford Sleep Unit, Oxford Centre for Respiratory Medicine, Churchill Hospital Site, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals, Oxford OX3 7LJ, UK; gracevrobinsonyahoo.co.uk

    Abstract

    The use of CPAP to control excessive daytime sleepiness in OSAHS probably also produces a substantial reduction in vascular risk. This is reviewed with particular reference to hypertension.