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Treatment of Sleep Apnea Results in Greater Blood Pressure Reduction in Those with Resistant Hypertension

Released: April 3, 2015

Columbus, Ohio - A new meta-analysis conducted by an international team of sleep and respiratory researchers suggests that untreated sleep apnea may be a major factor in why medications appear to be less effective in reducing high blood pressure in some people. Further, the study shows that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy may be the key to helping those with difficult to treat hypertension get their blood pressure under control.

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International Sleep Apnea Genetics Group Pushes Boundaries of Biomedical Informatics

Source: The Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science

COLUMBUS, OHIO - As more and more data indicate that sleep apnea is linked with cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and even an increase in deaths related to car accidents, an international consortium spanning five continents is working together to unravel the genetic basis for the condition.

From a scientific discovery standpoint, researchers in the Sleep Apnea Genetics International Consortium (SAGIC) are embarking on a massive undertaking. Considering those researchers are working in seven different time zones, the amount of biomedical information the group is intending to gather, combine and analyze, becomes even more remarkable.  Ulysses Magalang, MD, Director of the Sleep Disorders Center at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, is featured in the story.
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