BioMed Research International / 2018 / Article / Fig 2

Research Article

Matrix Metalloproteinase-9 Is a Predictive Factor for Systematic Hypertension and Heart Dysfunction in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Figure 2

Comparison of serum MMP-9 levels in different OSAS subgroups. (a) Serum level of MMP9 was higher in patients with moderate or severe OSAS (AHI ≥ 15) than that with mild OSAS (5 ≤ AHI < 15). (b) OSAS patients presenting with systematic hypertension (≥140/90 mm Hg) showed higher serum MMP-9 levels (). compared with mild group.
(a)
(b)

We are committed to sharing findings related to COVID-19 as quickly and safely as possible. Any author submitting a COVID-19 paper should notify us at help@hindawi.com to ensure their research is fast-tracked and made available on a preprint server as soon as possible. We will be providing unlimited waivers of publication charges for accepted articles related to COVID-19. Sign up here as a reviewer to help fast-track new submissions.