Apart from the common predisposing factors of Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Hypertension,
there is also a bidirectional causal relation between these two diseases. The aim of this review is to describe the
pathophysiological background of the interaction between them and to highlight the potential benefits of Continuous
Positive Airway Treatment (CPAP) and several antihypertensive drugs on the alleviation of both conditions.
Keywords: Continuous positive airway pressure, human, hypertension, obstructive sleep apnoea, pathophysiology.
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