Effects of nasal O2 on sleep-related disordered breathing in ambulatory patients with stable heart failure.

@article{Javaheri1999EffectsON,
  title={Effects of nasal O2 on sleep-related disordered breathing in ambulatory patients with stable heart failure.},
  author={Shahrokh Javaheri and Mutahar Ahmed and Tracey J Parker and Colin R. Brown},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={1999},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={1101-6}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was 1) to determine the effects of nasal O2 on periodic breathing, arterial oxyhemoglobin desaturation and nocturnal ventricular arrhythmias in patients with heart failure and 2) determine the characteristics of patients whose periodic breathing will be reversed by O2 administration; our hypothesis was that patients with more severe periodic breathing and desaturation, will respond more favorably to oxygen. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Referral sleep… CONTINUE READING
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