Dr Neomi Shah (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA) presented a small study suggesting that moderate sleep apnoea may be cardioprotective in acute myocardial infarction through enhanced collaterals .
Dr Shah and colleagues hypothesised that ischaemic preconditioning of the myocardium may have a protective effect in some sleep apnoea (SA) patients during myocardial infarction (MI). The researchers conducted a study to assess whether sleep apnoea is associated with reduced infarct size and enhanced coronary collaterals during an MI by quantifying infarct size (% of left ventricle [LV] infarcted divided by the volume of LV mass). They assessed the score of coronary collaterals using the Rentrop Score (range 0-3, higher scores indicating augmented collaterals).
The study recruited 33 patients (age >21) with ST-elevation MI who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention. Level 3 SA testing was done during hospitalisation. Patients were s...
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