Cardiovascular Benefits of OAT
Background: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an independent risk factor for the development of hypertension. However the effect of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on lowering systemic blood pressure (BP) in OSA patients has been conflicting. Oral appliance (OA) therapy is an important alternative therapy to CPAP for patients with mild to moderate OSA. objective: To conduct a meta-analysis of studies which have evaluated the effect of OAs on BP in patients with OSA. Learn more.