Sleep disturbance symptoms in patients with heart failure.

  title={Sleep disturbance symptoms in patients with heart failure.},
  author={Virginia S Erickson and Cheryl A Westlake and Kathleen A Dracup and Mary A. Woo and Antoine Hage},
  journal={AACN clinical issues},
  volume={14 4},
Sleep disturbances have a major impact on physical functioning, emotional well-being, and quality of life, but are not well described in patients with heart failure (HF). Eighty-four HF patients completed a sleep survey and provided demographic and clinical data. Seventy percent of the patients were male with a mean age of 54 years and a mean left ventricular ejection fraction of 22%. Forty-seven patients (56%) reported trouble sleeping and one-third used sleeping medication. The most… CONTINUE READING


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