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Acute and Emergent Cardiac Events in Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

Acute and Emergent Cardiac Events in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Chapter:
Acute and Emergent Cardiac Events in Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Source:
Acute and Emergent Events in Sleep Disorders
Author(s):

Fatima H. Sert Kuniyoshi

, Mark R. Zellmer

, Taro Adachi

, and Virend K. Somers

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780195377835.003.0002

This chapter reviews the cardiovascular physiology of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in contrast with normal sleep, and summarizes the evidence of the association between OSA and acute cardiac events, including cardiac arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death.

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