CPAP therapy helps adults with resistant hypertension, sleep apnea

12/10/2013 | Family Practice News

Among people with resistant hypertension as well as obstructive sleep apnea, continuous positive airway pressure was associated with substantial reductions in mean and diastolic blood pressure levels after three months of treatment, a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found. CPAP patients also had more favorable nocturnal blood pressure patterns than those who did not receive the treatment.

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