Obstructive sleep apnea and heart failure-an often over-looked association

Nakul C Sharma, Rajat C Sharma, Jonathan Howlett


Despite a multitude of therapeutic advances both pharmacologically and in relation to device therapy (cardiac resynchronizedtherapy), congestive heart failure (CHF) remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. It is therefore importantto identify treatable conditions that might alter the prognosis of heart failure. Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is one suchcondition that if treated may alter the progression of HF. Recent literature has shown that patients with both systolic and diastolicheart failure have a high prevalence of SDB.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/crim.v3n1p7


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Case Reports in Internal Medicine

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