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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Platelet Activation : Another Potential Link Between Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Cardiovascular Disease

Lyle J. Olson, MD; Eric J. Olson, MD, FCCP; Virend K. Somers, MD, PhD
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Affiliations: Rochester, MN
 ,  Dr. Lyle J. Olson is Associate Professor of Medicine, and Dr. Somers is Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases; and Dr. Eric J. Olson is Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and the Sleep Disorders Center, Mayo Clinic.

Correspondence to: Lyle J. Olson, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905.



Chest. 2004;126(2):339-341. doi:10.1378/chest.126.2.339
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Cardiovascular disease is the most frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in the industrialized world.12 Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is also highly prevalent, estimated to affect > 15 million individuals in the United States.3 Accordingly, cardiovascular disease and OSA frequently coexist. This association may not be coincidental or due to confounding comorbidities. Longitudinal4 and cross-sectional3,5 epidemiologic data support the concept that OSA is an independent risk factor for hypertension, stroke, coronary artery disease, and congestive heart failure. These observations have prompted investigations of the role of sleep in cardiovascular disease pathogenesis.

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