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The Practitioner 2009; 253 (1723): 17-20

Obstructive sleep apnoea increases risk of CVD

15 Nov 2009Pais-up subscribers

In OSA, the patient suffers repeated episodes of apnoea caused by narrowing or closure of the pharyngeal airway during sleep. About 2-4% of the middle-aged population have OSA. Although understanding of the condition has improved considerably, it is estimated that 85-90% of sufferers still remain undiagnosed.

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