Circadian changes of left ventricular ejection fraction in normal subjects.

Abstract

Sleep has a specific physiology with related cardiovascular changes. We have previously found in respiratory patients [chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS)] an unexpected decrease in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) at waking in the morning when compared with the rest period during the day. Whether this… (More)

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