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  BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular complications are common in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Blood rheology is a major determent of coagulation and an established risk factor for cardiovascular events. Since nocturnal hypoxemia could influence parameters of blood rheology, we hypothesized...
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  BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: In patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS), diurnal changes of plasma viscosity and erythrocyte deformability were measured to elucidate the possible mechanism of cardiovascular diseases in OSAS patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Plasma viscosity and...
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  Our aim was to analyze rheological properties of blood and plasma in patients (n=31) with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) before and after five nights of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy as compared with a well-matched control group (n=19). Rheology measurements includedblood ...
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