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Heart failure and obstructive apnoea.
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PMID:  15310504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) may aggravate heart failure through the mechanisms of sleep related arousals, systemic hypertension (awake and asleep) and negative intrathoracic pressure which increase cardiac afterload at times of asphyxia and hypoxaemia. Reversal of OSA with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), in the setting of heart failure, may return cardiac function to near normal values.
M T Naughton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sleep medicine reviews     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1087-0792     ISO Abbreviation:  Sleep Med Rev     Publication Date:  1998 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-16     Completed Date:  2005-02-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9804678     Medline TA:  Sleep Med Rev     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-103     Citation Subset:  -    
Alfred Sleep Disorders and Ventilatory Failure Service, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Alfred Hospital and Monash University, Prahran, Victoria, Australia.
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