Long-term time-course of nocturnal breathing disorders in heart failure patients

G. D. Pinna, R. Maestri, A. Mortara, P. Johnson, D. Andrews, P. Ponikowski, T. Witkowski, M. T. La Rovere, P. Sleight

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Abstract

Some important aspects of clinical manifestations of nocturnal breathing disorders in heart failure (HF) patients are still unknown. We questioned whether the severity of these disorders, first, is stable over time; secondly, shows any systematic trend; and, thirdly, can be predicted over time by a single baseline measurement. We studied 79 stable, optimally treated, moderate-to-severe HF patients who performed a monthly cardiorespiratory recording during 1-yr follow-up. According to their behaviour over time, nocturnal breathing disorders were classified as persistent, absent or occasional. During follow-up, clinically relevant breathing disorders were persistent in ∼50% of the patients, absent in

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-367
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Respiratory Journal
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2010

Keywords

  • Heart failure
  • Home monitoring for sleep apnoea
  • Sleep-disordered breathing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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