Pulmonary Medicine

Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Diseases


Publishing date
19 Jul 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
01 Mar 2013

1Department of Pneumology, La Paz University Hospital, IdiPAZ, Autónoma de Madrid University, Madrid, Spain

2Department of Pneumology, Río Hortega Hospital, Valladolid University, Valladolid, Spain

3Santiago de Compostela University Hospital, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

4Hermann Buhl Institute for Hypoxia and Sleep Medicine Research, Research Program of the Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg and Clinic Ghersburg for Geriatric Rehabilitation, Bad Aibling, Germany


Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Diseases

Description

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a respiratory disorder in which there are recurrent episodes of collapse of the pharyngeal airway during sleep, causing repetitive arousals from sleep and episodes of hypoxia. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that OSA is associated with an increase in morbidity and mortality. Moreover, OSA has been associated with many cardiovascular diseases like systemic hypertension, arrhythmias, pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, coronary disease, and stroke. In the same way, central sleep apnea (CSA) and Cheyne-Stokes respiration had also been related with heart failure. Proposed mechanisms behind this association included increased sympathetic activity, proinflammatory activity, oxidative stress, endothelial dysfunction, and coagulation alterations. Different treatment strategies for OSA, like using continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), oral appliances. or surgery, have showed their efficacy to abolish the apneas and to improve the health-related quality of life of these patients. However, information about the effect of the OSA treatment, mainly of the CPAP, on the development of cardiovascular complications is still limited and it is necessary to increase its evidence level. Even, there are some studies that have reported the possible efficacy of adaptive servo-ventilation in the treatment of CSA.

The main focus of this special issue will be on the association of OSA and CSA with cardiovascular diseases. We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that lead to a better understanding of this association. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Potential mechanisms linking OSA to cardiovascular disease
  • Acute cardiovascular effects of OSA
  • OSA-related cardiovascular diseases
  • Impact of OSA on natural history of cardiovascular diseases
  • Cardiovascular effects of CPAP treatment
  • Therapeutic cardiovascular efficacy of emerging treatment for OSA
  • CSA and cardiovascular disease

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 690273
  • - Editorial

Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Diseases

Rodolfo Álvarez-Sala | Francisco García-Río | ... | Nikolaus C. Netzer
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 521087
  • - Review Article

Pathophysiologic Mechanisms of Cardiovascular Disease in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome

Carlos Zamarrón | Luis Valdés Cuadrado | Rodolfo Álvarez-Sala
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 405827
  • - Review Article

Epidemiological and Pathogenic Relationship between Sleep Apnea and Ischemic Heart Disease

Carlos Carpio | Rodolfo Álvarez-Sala | Francisco García-Río
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 768064
  • - Review Article

Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Coronary Artery Disease: From Pathophysiology to Clinical Implications

Fernando De Torres-Alba | Daniele Gemma | ... | José Luis López-Sendon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 426758
  • - Review Article

Atrial Arrhythmias in Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Underlying Mechanisms and Implications in the Clinical Setting

David Filgueiras-Rama | Miguel A. Arias | ... | J. L. López-Sendón
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 621736
  • - Review Article

The Relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Atrial Fibrillation: A Complex Interplay

Jacqueline M. Latina | N. A. Mark Estes | Ann C. Garlitski
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 814169
  • - Review Article

Therapeutic Strategies for Sleep Apnea in Hypertension and Heart Failure

Akiko Noda | Seiko Miyata | Yoshinari Yasuda
Pulmonary Medicine
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