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GAZZETTA MEDICA ITALIANA ARCHIVIO PER LE SCIENZE MEDICHE
A Journal on Internal Medicine and Pharmacology
Indexed/Abstracted in: BIOSIS Previews, EMBASE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index
Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche 2013 September;172(9):721-6
Obstructive sleep apnea and future prospectives
Incardona V. M., Dato E., Dato A. G.
Centro di Diagnostica Cardiovascolare del Dott. Dato Achille Giuseppe & C., Paternò, Catania, Italia
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are the most common form of sleep-disordered breathing it’s characterized by multiple transient episodes of pharyngeal obstruction during sleep. The patient present respiratory symptoms (snoring and choking) and the most serious complications including arrhythmias, disease of the sinus node and sudden cardiac death, systemic and pulmonary hypertension , heart failure, coronary disease, stroke. Large randomized studies are currently lacking, treatment of OSA may be an important to prevent cardiac arrhythmias.