Electrical stimulation for sleep disordered breathing

David W Eisele, Alan R Schwartz, Philip L Smith

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Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), caused by recurrent episodes of upper airway obstruction during sleep, is associated with periodic arousals from sleep and oxyhemoglobin desaturations. Sleep disturbance and abnormal oxygenation are thought to be the primary cause of the clinical sequelae of OSA. These sequelae include daytime hypersomnolence, arterial and pulmonary hypertension, and cardiopulmonary failure. Treatment of OSA is directed toward the relief of upper airway obstruction so that the clinical manifestations of the disorder are resolved or are avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSurgical Management of Sleep Apnea and Snoring
PublisherCRC Press
Pages417-425
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780849361951
ISBN (Print)9780824759100
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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