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Association of Undiagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Postoperative Cardiovascular Complications

Patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are at risk for adverse cardiovascular events. General anesthesia and sedatives can exacerbate OSA and may predispose patients undergoing major surgery to postoperative cardiovascular complications. This video abstract summarizes a cohort study investigating the association between unrecognized OSA and postoperative cardiovascular events in patients undergoing major noncardiac surgery.

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