The utility of bioimpedance cardiography in assessing the influence of obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome on cardiac function
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Objectives (Study 2): The aim of this study was to characterize the cardiac responses to negative intrathoracic pressure in OSAHS patients with and without hypertension versus healthy subjects. Methods: Two groups of 10 OSAHS patients, one without HTN and one with HTN were compared with a control group. Each subject underwent two 30 sec (MM) as previously described. Results: During MM, there were similar changes in SV, HR and SVR in all three groups. CO was lower during MM in controls compared to OSAHS groups, whereas MCI decreased during MM in both controls and OSAHS+HTN groups (-7.5% and -1.7%, respectively) compared with an increase in OSAHS group (11.8%). During a Post-MM, both OSAHS groups showed return of cardiac responses toward their pre-MM baseline within 30 sec. Conclusions: The new bioimpedance cardiograph evaluated in this study was found to be reliable for measuring acute changes in cardiac responses to this breathing challenge test. OSAHS may cause acute changes in selected cardiac parameters during and immediately after a breathing challenge test.
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