Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and chronic kidney disease: a new cardiorenal risk factor

Özkök A., KANBAY A., ODABAŞ A. R. , Covic A., Kanbay M.

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL HYPERTENSION, vol.36, no.4, pp.211-216, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/10641963.2013.804546
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.211-216


Clinical and experimental studies revealed that sleep apnea might be an insidious risk factor for the progression of kidney disease and development of cardiovascular events by exacerbating well-known risk factors, namely hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity. Furthermore, sleep apnea also has a negative impact on endothelial function. Therefore, sleep apnea might be defined as a new cardiorenal risk factor. In this review, we aimed to summarize the evidences supporting the complex inter-relations between sleep apnea and development and progression of chronic kidney disease.