Acute and chronic effects of continuous positive airway pressure therapy on left ventricular systolic and diastolic function in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and congestive heart failure.

@article{Johnson2008AcuteAC,
  title={Acute and chronic effects of continuous positive airway pressure therapy on left ventricular systolic and diastolic function in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and congestive heart failure.},
  author={Chris B Johnson and Rob S. B. Beanlands and Keiichiro Yoshinaga and Haissam A Haddad and Judith A Leech and Rob A de Kemp and Ian Gordon Burwash},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 9},
  pages={697-704}
}
BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may contribute to the pathogenesis of congestive heart failure (CHF). Nocturnal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy can alleviate OSA and may have a role in the treatment of CHF patients. OBJECTIVES To investigate the acute and chronic effects of CPAP therapy on left ventricular systolic function, diastolic function and filling pressures in CHF patients with OSA. METHODS Twelve patients with stable CHF (New York Heart Association II or… CONTINUE READING