Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor: The obstructive sleep apnea
syndrome (OSAS) is an independent risk factor for arterial cardiovascular
events,1 perhaps due to thrombophilic coagulation
abnormalities that are promoted by recurrent episodes of hypoxemia.2 We performed a clinical study to assess a possible
association between OSAS and venous thromboembolism (VTE).
Arnulf I, Merino-Andreu M, Perrier A, Birolleau S, Similowski T, Derenne J. Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Venous Thromboembolism. JAMA. 2002;287(20):2655-2656. doi:10.1001/jama.287.20.2652