Influence of OSA Severity on Muscle Sympathetic Nerve Activity and Blood Pressure

Hypertension.

MSNA is higher in individuals with OSA and related to severity. This sympathoexcitation is also related to BP in patients with OSA. Treatment effectively reduces MSNA and BP, but limited data prevents an assessment of the link between these reductions. These data are clinically important for understanding cardiovascular disease risk in patients with OSA.