Sex‐Specific Association of Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Retinal Microvascular Signs: The Multi‐Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

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Lin, Gen‐Min; Redline, Susan; Klein, Ronald; Colangelo, Laura A.; Cotch, Mary Frances; Wong, Tien Y.; Klein, Barbara E. K.; Patel, Sanjay R.; Shea, Steven J.; Liu, Kiang;
  • Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.
  • Journal: volume 5,issue 7eissn: 2047-9980
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1161/JAHA.116.003598., doi: 10.1161/JAHA.116.003598, pmc: PMC5015394
  • Subject: obstructive sleep apnea | Epidemiology | apnea‐hypopnea index | microvascular dysfunction | Risk Factors | retinopathy | sex‐specific | Primary Prevention | Original Research | retinal vascular calibers | Lifestyle
    mesheuropmc: respiratory tract diseases

Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common condition affecting more men than women. The relationship of OSA with microvascular disease is unclear, complicated by possible sex difference. Assessment of the relationship of OSA with retinal microvascular signs i... View more