Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-15-2012

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This article has been peer reviewed. It was published in Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine Volume 8, Issue 5, October 2012, Pages 581-583.

The published version is available at DOI: 10.5664/jcsm.2166. Copyright © American Academy of Sleep Medicine

Abstract

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.

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