Overlap syndrome: Additive effects of COPD on the cardiovascular damages in patients with OSA
Respiratory Medicine, 08/20/2012
Shiina K et al. – The overlap of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) augments increase in arterial stiffness without the exaggeration of nocturnal hypoxemia and inflammation. Even so, this augmentation may partially contribute to the increased cardiovascular risk in the overlap syndrome.