Obstructive sleep apnea is common in patients with heart failure. This case illustrates that treatment with PAP therapy can improve cardiac function in patients with both conditions. CPAP-emergent central apnea, as seen in this patient, has multiple etiologies. It is commonly seen in patients with severe sleep apnea, usually resolves over time, and does not need treatment with adaptive servoventilation.
Recommended CitationGrewal, MD, Ritu G., "Treatment of cardiomyopathy with PAP therapy in a patient with severe obstructive sleep apnea." (2012). Department of Sleep Medicine Faculty Papers. Paper 3.