Fluid Retention and Rostral Fluid Shift in Sleep-Disordered Breathing

Author(s): Takatoshi Kasai

Journal Name: Current Hypertension Reviews

Volume 12 , Issue 1 , 2016

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Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is common and adversely affects cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Despite multifactorial pathogenesis, SDB is prevalent in patients with fluid retention disorders, such as drug-resistant hypertension, end-stage renal disease, and heart failure, suggesting that fluid retention may play a role in the pathogenesis of SDB. During the day, fluid is likely to accumulate in the legs, and upon lying down at night is displaced from the legs. Many data suggest that some of this fluid displaced from the legs may redistribute to the upper body and predispose to SDB. This review article will highlight evidence for a relationship between SDB and fluid retention or rostral fluid shift, and discuss mechanisms that link them.

Keywords: Central sleep apnea, drug resistant hypertension, end-stage renal disease, heart failure, obstructive sleep apnea.

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Year: 2016
Published on: 04 March, 2016
Page: [32 - 42]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/1573402112666160114093550

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