Heart failure and sleep disorders

Nature Reviews Cardiology

30 May May 2016 6 months ago
  • Agostoni P

Awareness of the importance of sleep-related disorders in patients with cardiovascular diseases is growing. In particular, sleep-disordered breathing, short sleep time, and low sleep quality are frequently reported by patients with heart failure. Sleep-disordered breathing, which includes obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and central sleep apnoea (CSA), is common in patients with HF and has been suggested to increase the morbidity and mortality in these patients

At present, whether CSA should be treated and, if so, which is the optimal therapy is still debated. By contrast, more evidence is available on the beneficial effects of OSA treatment in patients with HF.

Reference
Parati G, Lombardi C, Castagna F, Mattaliano P, Filardi PP, Agostoni P. Heart failure and sleep disorders. Nat Rev Cardiol 2016 May 12 [Epub ahead of print] Go to full text