Alternations of blood pressure before and after OSA surgery
Tsai MH, Lin PW, Lin HC, Friedman M, Salapatas AM, Lu YH, Su MC, Lin MC. Alternations of Blood Pressure Before and After OSA Surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2020 Oct;163(4):843-848. doi: 10.1177/0194599820926137. Epub 2020 Jun 2. PMID: 32484727
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the changes of blood pressure (BP) on patients with obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome (OSA) before and after upper airway surgery.
DESIGN: Case series with chart review.
SETTING: Tertiary academic medical center.
SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients with OSA who underwent upper airway surgery were enrolled. We retrospectively investigated the nighttime and daytime BP before and at least 3 months after OSA surgery. Paired
RESULTS: In total, 176 patients with OSA (149 men, 27 women; mean age, 42.9 years; mean apnea/hypopnea index, 43.1/h) were enrolled in this study. The overall nighttime and daytime BP decreased significantly before and after OSA surgery (daytime systolic BP was reduced from 137.3 ± 14.0 mm Hg to 132.7 ± 17.0 mm Hg,
CONCLUSION: Surgical modifications of the upper airways for patients with OSA could benefit blood pressure.