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Cardiol Rev. 2000 Jul-Aug;8(4):191-201.

Heart failure and sleep-related breathing disorders.

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  • 1Section of Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Desk F25, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA.


Despite advances in medical and surgical therapy, heart failure (HF) remains a common and serious problem. An association between HF and sleep-related breathing disorders has been recognized since Cheyne's observations in 1818, but only recently have treatment options targeting sleep-related breathing disorders become available. This overview will consider the clinical features, pathophysiology, and treatment options of sleep-related breathing disorders in patients with HF.

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