Mar 05, 2015
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common type of sleep disordered breathing, is linked to many cardiovascular-related diseases including hypertension, congestive heart failure, cerebrovascular events, and arrhythmias. Atrial fibrillation correlates with OSA particularly. Continuing positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices is a beneficial therapy for heart failure patients with OSA. Moreover, studies have indicated the association of renal function impairment and the elevated prevalence of both obstructive and central sleep apnea (CSA).
Reference: News from the Cardiorenal Forum 9th Annual Scientific Meeting – embracing the future, not forgetting the past
Reference: Association of Atrial Fibrillation and Obstructive Sleep Apnea