Rationale and Methodology of the SARAH Trial: Long-Term Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients With Resistant Hypertension and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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Archivos de bronconeumologia, ISSN: 1579-2129, Vol: 54, Issue: 10, Page: 518-523

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Sapiña-Beltrán, Esther; Torres, Gerard; Martínez-Alonso, Montserrat; Sánchez-de-la-Torre, Manuel; Franch, Maria; Bravo, Carmen; Masa, Juan F; Felez, Miquel; Fortuna-Gutierrez, Ana Maria; Abad, Jorge; García-Río, Francisco; Drager, Luciano F; Lee Chi-Hang, Ronald; Martínez-García, Miguel Ángel; Barbé, Ferran; Dalmases, Mireia Show More Hide
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Patients with resistant hypertension (RH) have a high risk of developing cardiovascular events; therefore, new therapeutic approaches to better control blood pressure may be useful in improving cardiovascular outcomes. The prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is very high among patients with RH. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) has been shown to be an effective treatment for reducing blood pressure in patients with RH. Nevertheless, the long-term effect of CPAP treatment on cardiovascular outcomes has not been explored. The main objective of the SARAH study is to assess the impact of OSA and its treatment on cardiovascular outcomes (morbidity and mortality) in patients with RH.