Nasal continuous positive airway pressure in chronic heart failure with sleep-disordered breathing.
Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (NCPAP) has been reported to improve daytime symptoms in patients with sleep disordered breathing due to heart failure. To examine this in a controlled manner, eight men with stable chronic heart failure (mean left ventricular ejection fraction 18% and mean frusemide dose 160 mg) were entered into a controlled trial of domiciliary nocturnal NCPAP. At polysomnography (with sleep apnea quantified as the number of > 4% dips in arterial saturation per ...Expand abstract
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