A Mobile Ten-Channel Unit (Sidas 2010) for the Diagnosis of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders
Several studies have shown that there is a high prevalence of sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) [9, 14, 18]. Most of these SRBD are caused by sleep apnea, which is characterized by repetitive intermittent cessations of respiration during sleep, lasting for at least 10s. Epidemiologic and polysomnographic studies in sleep laboratories have demontrated the importance of sleep apnea, as they show that patients may be severely endangered by tachycardiac and bradycardiac arrhythmia, arterial and pulmonary hypertension, and apoplectic strokes, depending on the severity of sleep apnea [4, 6, 8, 13, 15, 19].
KeywordsObstructive Sleep Apnea Sleep Apnea Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome Sleep Laboratory Paper Speed
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