Treatment of Cardiomyopathy with PAP Therapy in a Patient with Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders Center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
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.
Grewal RG. Treatment of cardiomyopathy with pap therapy in a patient with severe obstructive sleep apnea. J Clin Sleep Med 2012;8(5):581-583.
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