Obstructive sleep apnea—Hypertension link: almost there?

Flavio Danni Fuchs, Sandra C. Fuchs, Denis Martinez


High blood pressure (BP) is the dominant risk for non-transmissible chronic diseases, particularly, but not exclusively, cardiovascular disease (CVD) (1). Prevalence of hypertension is decreasing in industrialized countries, but the worldwide absolute number of individuals at risk is rising, mostly because of population ageing and the high prevalence of high BP in low and some middle-income countries (2).