Congestive Heart Failure and Central Sleep Apnea

Scott Sands, Robert L Owens

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Congestive heart failure (CHF) is among the most common causes of admission to hospitals in the United States, especially in those over age 65. Few data exist regarding the prevalence CHF of Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR) owing to congestive heart failure in the intensive care unit (ICU). Nevertheless, CSR is expected to be highly prevalent among those with CHF. Treatment should focus on the underlying mechanisms by which CHF increases loop gain and promotes unstable breathing. Few data are available to determine prevalence of CSR in the ICU, or how CSR might affect clinical management and weaning from mechanical ventilation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473 - 495
Number of pages23
JournalCritical Care Clinics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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