Revista argentina de cardiología
versión On-line ISSN 1850-3748
QUEVEDO, Gustavo; HEREDIA, Jerónimo; LASTRA, María Alejandra y LEMA, Luis. Refractory Hypertension and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Rev. argent. cardiol. [online]. 2008, vol.76, n.3, pp. 229-232. ISSN 1850-3748.
Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) plays an important role in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Several mechanisms have been suggested to explain the morbid association between OSAS and cardiovascular disease, especially with hypertension (HT). About half of the patients with OSAS have hypertension, and the prevalence of OSAS is greater in hypertensive patients than in general population. The current case report describes a patient with hypertension refractory to pharmacological treatment which presented favorable outcomes after OSAS was diagnosed and properly treated.
Palabras clave : Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome; Hypertension.