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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2008

Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease: An American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation Scientific Statement

Description of Resource: 
The American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation scientific statement on sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease provides an overview of the types and prevalence of sleep apnea and its interactions with cardiovascular disease. In particular, it addresses patients with both cardiovascular disease and sleep apnea; how sleep apnea may contribute to cardiovascular disease; and treatment options. It also includes an overview of patient-oriented research.

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Developed By: 
American Heart Association/ American College of Cardiology Foundation
Developer Type: 
Non-Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Sleep Health
Resource Type: 
Non-Systematic Review
Citation: 
Somers VK, White DP, Amin R, Abraham WT, Costa F, Culebras A, et. al; American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research Professional Education Committee, Council on Clinical Cardiology; American Heart Association Stroke Council; American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing; American College of Cardiology Foundation. Sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease: an American Heart Association/american College Of Cardiology Foundation Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association Council for High Blood Pressure Research Professional Education Committee, Council on Clinical Cardiology, Stroke Council, and Council On Cardiovascular Nursing. In collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Center on Sleep Disorders Research (National Institutes of Health). Circulation [Internet]. 2008 Sep 2;118(10):1080–1111. Epub 2008 Aug 25. Available from: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18725495. Erratum in: Circulation. 2009 Mar 31;119(12):e380.