Study supports use of apnea-hypopnea index as marker of blood pressure risk

A study in the April issue of SLEEP reports that the apnea-hypopnea index was consistently associated with systolic blood pressure level, and both the AHI and periodic limb movement index were significantly associated with diastolic blood pressure level. According to the authors, the results support the use of AHI as a marker of blood pressure risk and indicate that measurement of limb movements with arousals is also independently associated with diastolic blood pressure.

Read the study in the journal SLEEP – A Systematic Assessment of the Association of Polysomnographic Indices with Blood Pressure: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)

2015-04-01T00:00:00+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Research|