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Am J Cardiol. 2005 Mar 15;95(6):801-4.

Left ventricular function in children with sleep-disordered breathing.

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Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229, USA. aminr@chmcc.org

Abstract

Severe obstructive sleep apnea in children leads to congestive heart failure. We studied the early changes in left ventricular function across a range of severity of the disorder. A dose-dependent decrease in diastolic function with increased severity of obstructive apnea was demonstrated.

PMID:
15757619
DOI:
10.1016/j.amjcard.2004.11.044
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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