What is the association between sleep apnea and hypertension in younger patients?
Background: Younger patients with sleep apnea have a higher cardiovascular mortality rate compared with their normal counterparts. Because treating sleep apnea in hypertensive patients has been proven to reduce blood pressure, young patients with hypertension may be a good target screening population for sleep apnea.
Explore this issue:October 2012
Study design: Case control.
Setting: Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Internal Medicine, Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Hospital Outpatient Unit, Beserah Health Polyclinic, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.