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Research Article
Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with severity and long-term prognosis of acute coronary syndrome
Shuo JIA,Yu-Jie ZHOU,Yi YU,Si-Jing WU,Yan SUN,Zhi-Jian WANG,Xiao-Li LIU,Bright Eric King,Ying-Xin ZHAO,Dong-Mei SHI,Yu-Yang LIU,Zhi-Ming ZHOU.Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with severity and long-term prognosis of acute coronary syndromeJ Geriatr Cardiol 2018,15(2):146~152
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Authors:Shuo JIA1;Yu-Jie ZHOU1;Yi YU1;Si-Jing WU1;Yan SUN1;Zhi-Jian WANG1;Xiao-Li LIU1;Bright Eric King1;Ying-Xin ZHAO1;Dong-Mei SHI1;Yu-Yang LIU1;Zhi-Ming ZHOU1

Author Affiliation:1.Bejing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing Institute of Heart Lung and Blood Vessel Disease, Beijing, China;


Abstract: Background Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common disease in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and associated with an increased risk of fatal and nonfatal cardiovascular events. However, most patients in previous study were treated with bare metal stents and the sample sizes were relatively low. The goal of this study was to evaluate the influence of OSA on the severity and prognosis of patients admitted for ACS. Methods In this prospective cohort study, we enrolled patients with ACS who were hospitalized for coronary angiogram/percutaneous coronary intervention and undergone polysomnography. We divided the patients into two groups: moderate to severe OSA group [apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) > 15 events/h] and control group (AHI ≤ 15 events/h). They were followed up for up 32 months. Then, we compared the ACS severity and long-term major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE) in patients with different severity of OSA. Results Five hundred and twenty nine patients were included in the final analysis, with 76% of them being men and an average age of 59 ± 10 years. The overall mean AHI is 29 ± 19 events/h, 70.5% of them (373/529) being with moderate to severe OSA and 29.5% (156/529) assign into control group. Compared with controls, patients with moderate or severe OSA exhibited a higher prevalence of hypertension as well as higher body mass index, SYNTAX score, Epworth score and length of hospitalization. With a median follow-up duration of 30 months, accumulative rate of MACE was also higher in patients with moderate or severe OSA than that in the control group (8.6% vs. 3.2%, P = 0.028). After adjusting for baseline confounders by cox regression model, moderate to severe OSA was an independent risk factor of long-term MACE (P = 0.047, HR = 1.618, 95% CI: 1.069–3.869). Conclusions The results of this study demonstrate that moderate or severe OSA is correlated with disease severity and associated with worse long-term prognosis in ACS patients. The results raising the possibility that early diagnose and interventions of OSA could improve long-term outcomes in ACS patients.


Coronary angiogram; Coronary artery disease; Obstructive sleep apnea; Outcomes
Received:November 07, 2017        Accepted:February 08, 2018   Published Online:February 28, 2018
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