Prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in diastolic heart failure.

  title={Prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in diastolic heart failure.},
  author={John K. C. Chan and Jeremy A Sanderson and Woon-ming Chan and Christopher K W Lai and Dominic K. L. Choy and Alice Sheng-Sheng Ho and Rebecca C Y Leung},
  volume={111 6},
OBJECTIVE Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is common in congestive heart failure. While isolated diastolic heart failure (DHF) accounts for up to a third of all cases of congestive heart failure, the prevalence of SDB in DHF is unknown. We aim to determine the prevalence and characteristics of SDB in a group of patients with symptomatic DHF. METHODS Twenty subjects with symptomatic DHF (New York Heart Association class II or III) and isolated diastolic dysfunction on echocardiography were… CONTINUE READING
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