What is it about?

In this largest obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)-related acute coronary syndrome (ACS) cohort up to now, more than 40% of female patients had OSA. OSA was associated with an increased risk of long-term cardiovascular events following an ACS, particularly among women.

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Why is it important?

Our findings showed for the first time that female patients with OSA had a significantly early and increased risk of recurrent events after ACS, therefore representing a high-risk subset perhaps more likely to respond to the intervention.


For patients with ACS, it is important to screen for OSA, particularly in women. Dedicated intervention studies focusing on women with ACS and comorbid OSA should be prioritized.

Xiao Wang
Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical Univeristy

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This page is a summary of: Association of OSA with cardiovascular events in women and men with acute coronary syndrome, European Respiratory Journal, September 2022, European Respiratory Society (ERS), DOI: 10.1183/13993003.01110-2022.
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