Continuous positive airway pressure therapy improves arterial elasticity in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Eryilmaz S., AYDINLAR A., ŞENTÜRK T., URSAVAŞ A., Kaderli A. A. , ÖZDEMİR B.

RESPIRATORY MEDICINE, vol.104, no.10, pp.1571-1576, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 104 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rmed.2010.05.002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1571-1576
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Reduced arterial elasticity is an important mediator of accelerated atherogenesis and consequent increased cardiovascular morbidity in obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The aim of our study was to investigate whether continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy may improve arterial elasticity in subjects with OSA.