Positive airway pressure therapy in heart failure patients: Long-term effects on lung function.


PURPOSE The prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in patients with heart failure (HF) is high. Positive airway pressure (PAP) is first-choice therapy, but recent data indicates that PAP therapy may increase mortality in HF patients with reduced ejection fraction (HF-REF) and predominant central sleep apnea (CSA). This study investigated long-term… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.resp.2017.01.010