Impact of sleep apnea on sympathetic nervous system activity in heart failure.

@article{Solin2003ImpactOS,
  title={Impact of sleep apnea on sympathetic nervous system activity in heart failure.},
  author={Peter Solin and David M. Kaye and Peter J Little and Peter J. Bergin and Meroula Richardson and Matthew T Naughton},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2003},
  volume={123 4},
  pages={1119-26}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare and establish the relevance of the relative degree of sympathetic nervous system activity (SNSA) in groups of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), and in a control group. BACKGROUND Elevated SNSA is a characteristic feature of CHF, as well as of OSA and nonhypercapnic central sleep apnea (CSA). OSA and CSA commonly occur with CHF; however, the relative contribution of apnea-related hypoxemia and sleep fragmentation to the SNSA… CONTINUE READING

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