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Treatment of sleep apnea in chronic heart failure patients with auto-servo ventilation improves sleep fragmentation: a randomized controlled trial

Hetzenecker, Andrea ; Escourrou, Pierre ; Kuna, Samuel T. ; Series, Frederic ; Lewis, Keir ; Birner, Christoph ; Pfeifer, Michael ; Arzt, Michael


Background: Impaired sleep efficiency is independently associated with worse prognosis in patients with chronic heart failure (CHF). Therefore, a test was conducted on whether auto-servo ventilation (ASV, biphasic positive airway pressure [BiPAP]-ASV, Philips Respironics) reduces sleep fragmentation and improves sleep efficiency in CHF patients with central sleep apnea (CSA) or obstructive sleep ...


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