CPAP is considered the therapy of choice for OSA, but the extent to which it can reduce BP is still under debate. We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to quantify the effect size of the reduction of BP by CPAP therapy compared with other passive (sham CPAP, tablets of placebo drug, conservative measures) or active (oral appliance, antihypertensive drugs) treatments.

Effect of CPAP on blood pressure in patients with OSA/hypopnea a systematic review and meta-analysis.

FAVA, Cristiano
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DORIGONI, STEFANIA;Dalle Vedove, Francesco;DANESE, Elisa;MONTAGNANA, Martina;MINUZ, Pietro
2014-01-01

Abstract

CPAP is considered the therapy of choice for OSA, but the extent to which it can reduce BP is still under debate. We undertook a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to quantify the effect size of the reduction of BP by CPAP therapy compared with other passive (sham CPAP, tablets of placebo drug, conservative measures) or active (oral appliance, antihypertensive drugs) treatments.
2014
Blood Pressure; Humans; Sleep Apnea, Obstructive; Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
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