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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome-Associated Nocturnal Myocardial Ischemia

Gökhan M. Mutlu, MD; Israel Rubinstein, MD, FCCP
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Affiliations: Chicago, IL
 ,  Dr. Mutlu is Chief Fellow and Dr. Rubinstein is Professor of Medicine, Section of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL.

Correspondence to: Israel Rubinstein, MD, FCCP, Section of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine (M/C 787), Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, 840 S Wood St, Chicago, IL 60612-7323; e-mail: IRubinst@uic.edu



Chest. 2000;117(6):1534-1535. doi:10.1378/chest.117.6.1534
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It is well established that obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is associated with an increased risk for developing cardiovascular complications, most notably ischemic heart disease (IHD).1 Moreover, some investigators consider OSAS to be an independent risk factor for IHD because the incidence of OSAS is twofold to threefold higher in patients with IHD relative to age- and gender-matched healthy individuals, and because OSAS is often present in patients who have experienced acute coronary artery events.24 However, despite the negative impact of OSAS on myocardial oxygenation and its frequent association with IHD, a direct causal relationship between OSAS and IHD has yet to be firmly established.

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