Different mechanisms of Cardiovascular Risk in Men with OSA: The Role of the Arousal Threshold

Sarah Appleton, D Eckert, A Vakulin, Peter Catcheside, D McEvoy, Sean Martin, Gary Wittert, Robert Adams

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    Abstract



    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has a multifactorial aetiology. Waking up too easily to minor airway narrowing (a low respiratory arousal threshold: ArTH) contributes to OSA pathogenesis in approximately 1/3 of OSA patients. Conversely, others require substantial respiratory stimuli (ventilatory drive) to elicit cortical arousal (high arousal threshold). The extent to which the ArTH phenotype contributes to common clinical consequences of OSA such as blood pressure and glucose control is unknown. Thus, we aimed to determine relationships between the ArTH with blood pressure and glucose control.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number0445
    Pages (from-to)A168-A169
    Number of pages2
    JournalSLEEP
    Volume41
    Issue numberS1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2018
    Event32nd Annual Meeting of the Associated-Professional-Sleep-Societies- LLC (APSS) - Baltimore, United States
    Duration: 2 Jun 20186 Jun 2018

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