Sleep and heart failure.

  title={Sleep and heart failure.},
  author={Kathy P Parker and Sandra B. Dunbar},
  journal={The Journal of cardiovascular nursing},
  volume={17 1},
Sleep problems and symptoms of sleep disturbance are very prevalent in patients with heart failure (HF). Numerous contributing factors include sleep-related breathing disorders, increasing age, medications, anxiety and depression, and comorbidities. Thus, the cardiovascular nurse has an important role in the recognition and management of sleep-related problems in persons with HF. This article provides an overview of sleep disturbances in patients with HF, suggests evidence-based strategies for… CONTINUE READING

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