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Continuous positive airway pressure treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea reduces resting heart rate but does not affect dysrhythmias: a randomised controlled trial.

Abstract:

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and may precipitate cardiac dysrhythmias. Uncontrolled reports suggest that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) may reduce dysrhythmia frequency and resting heart rate. We undertook a randomised controlled trial of therapeutic CPAP and compared with a subtherapeutic control which included an exploration of changes in dysrhythmia frequency and heart rate. Values are expressed as mean (SD). Eighty-three men [49.5 ...

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Pepperell, JC More by this author
Crosthwaite, N More by this author
Davies, RJ More by this author
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Journal:
Journal of sleep research
Volume:
18
Issue:
3
Pages:
329-336
Publication date:
2009-09-05
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EISSN:
1365-2869
ISSN:
0962-1105
URN:
uuid:1b8f18dc-05a7-4b05-9b37-70dce455ad2d
Source identifiers:
27089
Local pid:
pubs:27089

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