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Sleepiest OSA Patients Have Worse CV Outcomes

Key clinical point: OSA symptom subtypes are reproducible and associated with cardiovascular risk.

Major finding: Compared with other OSA subtypes, the excessively sleepy group had a more than threefold increased odds of prevalent heart failure, after adjustment for other CV risk factors.

Study details: An analysis of 1,207 patients from the Sleep Heart Study.

Disclosures: Dr. Mazzotti reported having no financial disclosures.


Mazzotti D et al. SLEEP 2019, Abstract 0586.