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Effects of continuous positive airway pressure therapy on daytime and nighttime arterial blood pressure in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea and endothelial dysfunction

Bischof, Fabian ; Egresits, Jozsef ; Schulz, Richard ; Randerath, Winfried J. ; Galetke, Wolfgang ; Budweiser, Stephan ; Nilius, Georg ; Arzt, Michael ; Hetzenecker, Andrea



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Purpose A nocturnal non-dipping or rise in blood pressure (BP) is associated with poor cardiovascular outcome. This study aimed to test whether continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy can reduce nocturnal BP and normalize the 24-h BP profile in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and erectile dysfunction as a surrogate for endothelial dysfunction (ED). Patients and ...

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