Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Overlap Syndrome - Double Trouble

Shibdas Chakrabarti, Pranav Ish, Vidushi Rathi


COPD- OSA overlap syndrome has been defined in the recent past as a syndrome of these two co-existing illnesses. Whether the overlap is synergistic is unknown, however it has been proven to have increased risk of complications like pulmonary artery hypertension. Mechanisms for each worsening the other have been postulated, putting a potential scare for the prognosis. An attempt to understand and recognize this syndrome will be the basis of defining treatment options for the same. The difficulties in defining and treating this syndrome have also been highlighted in this review.


COPD, OSA, Overlap syndrome

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