Central sleep apnea: implications for congestive heart failure.

@article{GarcaTouchard2008CentralSA,
  title={Central sleep apnea: implications for congestive heart failure.},
  author={Arturo Garc{\'i}a-Touchard and V. K. Somers and Lyle J Olson and Sean Caples},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2008},
  volume={133 6},
  pages={1495-1504}
}
Congestive heart failure (HF), an exceedingly common and costly disease, is frequently seen in association with central sleep apnea (CSA), which often manifests as a periodic breathing rhythm referred to as Cheyne-Stokes respiration. CSA has historically been considered to be a marker of heart disease, since improvement in cardiac status is often associated with the attenuation of CSA. However, this mirroring of HF and CSA may suggest bidirectional importance to their relationship. In fact… CONTINUE READING

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