Angiology: Open Access

Angiology: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9495

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Malek Mnejja

Deparment of ENT and Cervicofacial Surgery, Habib Bourguiba’s Teaching Hospital, El Ferdaous Avenue, Tunisia

  • Research Article   
    Red Blood Cell Distribution Width in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome and its Association with Cardiovascular Disease
    Author(s): Souha Kalle*, Khouloud Kchaou, Wadii Thabet, Youssef Hbaieb, Malek Mnejja and Ilhem Charfeddine

    Background: Red Blood cell distribution Width (RDW) is reported as a novel marker of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk. We aimed to investigate the correlation of RDW level with the severity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSAS) defined with the Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) and to study the relationship between RDW and CVD in OSAS. Results: From retrospective analyses of patients admitted to our department for polygraphy between January 2018 and January 2020, OSAS patients with complete medical records and hemogram analyses were evaluated. The study population consisted of 160 patients (101 females/59 males). The mean age was 52.32 ± 10.83 years. RDW correlated positively with the Apnea Hypopnea Index (AHI) (r=0.392; p<0.0001) and CRP (r=0.3, p<0.001). RDW and CRP were significantly higher in patients with CVD than whom witho.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35841/2329-9495.22.S2.002

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