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Patent foramen ovale and obstructive sleep apnoea: from pathophysiology to diagnosis of a potentially dangerous association.
Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases
Patent foramen ovale and obstructive sleep apnoea are frequently encountered in the general population. Owing to their prevalence, they may coexist fortuitously; however, the prevalence of patent foramen ovale seems to be higher in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea. We have reviewed the epidemiological data, pathophysiology, and the diagnostic and therapeutic options for both patent foramen ovale and obstructive sleep apnoea. We focus on the interesting pathophysiological links that could explain a potential association between both pathologies and their implications, especially on the risk of stroke.
Comorbidity, Foramen Ovale, Patent/diagnosis, Foramen Ovale, Patent/epidemiology, Humans, Prevalence, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors, Sleep Apnea, Obstructive/diagnosis, Sleep Apnea, Obstructive/epidemiology, Stroke/epidemiology
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