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Pulmonary Hypertension in Children with Suspected OSA


Chisisi Asim

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) stands as a prevalent sleep disorder that affects children, marked by the partial or complete blockage of the upper airway during sleep. An intriguing facet of this condition lies in its potential correlation with pulmonary hypertension—a condition characterized by heightened blood pressure within the lung arteries. This article delves into recent discoveries that cast light on the occurrence and significance of pulmonary hypertension among children suspected of having OSA, a diagnosis established through overnight oximetry. The medical community has taken a keen interest in uncovering the link between OSA and pulmonary hypertension. The intermittent decline in oxygen levels during apneic episodes inherent in OSA has the potential to give rise to escalated pressure within the pulmonary arteries, potentially fostering the emergence of pulmonary hypertension.

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