Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), also referred to as obstructive sleep apnea-hypopnea, is a sleep disorder that involves cessation or significant decrease in airflow in the presence of breathing effort. It is the most common type of sleep-disordered breathing and is characterized by recurrent episodes of upper airway collapse during sleep. Despite prevalence, OSA is often underrecognized and undertreated.
OSA is a very important diagnosis for physicians to consider because of its strong association with and potential cause of the most debilitating medical conditions, including hypertension, cardiovascular disease, coronary artery disease, insulin-resistance diabetes, depression, and sleepiness-related accidents.
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Cite this: Zab Mosenifar. Fast Five Quiz: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Key Aspects - Medscape - Nov 21, 2019.