Acta Scientific Medical Sciences (ASMS)(ISSN: 2582-0931)

Review Article Volume 8 Issue 5

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, COVID-19 and Risk for Long COVID: A Conundrum

Jagdeesh Natesan1, S Krishnan2,3* and Susmita Chowdhuri2,3

1Boston University, MA, Detroit, MI, USA
2Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
3John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit, MI, USA

*Corresponding Author: S Krishnan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.

Received: March 05, 2024; Published: April 08, 2024


The COVID-19 pandemic has made a major impact on global health and economy over the last year. With new variants emerging, several countries are currently going through a 3rd surge with a high risk for severe disease and mortality in the unvaccinated individuals. Despite significant data published over the last year, several questions remain unanswered and COVID-19 remains an enigma. Most importantly, risk factors that increase a person’s risk for severe disease and mortality have not been clearly defined. Some of the standard comorbidities such as old age, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, respiratory or cardiovascular disease, and immunocompromised status have been reported as the major risk factors. Several pulmonology experts have hypothesized that OSA may be an independent risk factor for severe COVID-19, although the answer remains unclear. This article is a brief overview of currently available literature that links COVID-19 and OSA, focusing on OSA as an independent risk factor for severe COVID-19. It also emphasizes that early diagnosis and treatment of OSA with PAP is critical, as it decreases the risk for long-term (cardiovascular and cerebrovascular) complications thereby improving overall morbidity and mortality in these patients.

 Keywords: Sleep Apnea; COVID 19; Long COVID; Public Health


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Citation: S Krishnan., et al. “Obstructive Sleep Apnea, COVID-19 and Risk for Long COVID: A Conundrum”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 8.5 (2024): 29-34.


Copyright: © 2024 S Krishnan., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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