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Impact of obstructive sleep apnea on right ventricular global function: sleep apnea and myocardial performance index. (Respiration. 2005) "BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is characterized by repetitive upper airway obstructions during sleep, and it might cause cardiovascular complications such as heart failure, arrhythmias, myocardial infarction, systemic and pulmonary hypertension. Ä CONCLUSIONS: It was suggested that patients with moderate-severe OSA had a right ventricular global dysfunction, in addition to the presence of a diastolic dysfunction."
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Obesity related morbidity and mortality. (J La State Med Soc. 2005) "Psychosocial dysfunction, obstructive sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis can be a direct result of increased fat mass."