Intermittent Hypoxia and Hypercapnia Induce Pulmonary Artery Atherosclerosis and Ventricular Dysfunction in Low Density Lipoprotein Receptor Deficient Mice

This study “raises the possibility that patients with obstructive sleep apnea may be susceptible to atherosclerotic disease in the pulmonary vasculature”.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23990245