Effects of obstructive sleep apnea therapy on cardiovascular disease

Neomi Shah, Jorge R. Kizer, H. Klar Yaggi

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


This article reviews current evidence on the impact of treatment of obstructive sleep apnea with continuous positive airway pressure on specific cardiovascular outcomes, namely, subclinical atherosclerosis (endothelial dysfunction), coronary heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, and stroke. The scope of this article is restricted to studies that involve obstructive sleep apnea. The database PubMed was searched from 1990 to February 2013 for all relevant articles pertaining to these cardiovascular conditions and a critical review of each article was conducted. Articles with the most scientific impact are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)453-461
Number of pages9
JournalSleep Medicine Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2013


  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Coronary heart disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Stroke
  • Subclinical atherosclerosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


Dive into the research topics of 'Effects of obstructive sleep apnea therapy on cardiovascular disease'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this