Sleep apnea is linked to heart failure, but does treatment improve outcome?
Laura Wexler, MD
Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Admissions, Professor of Medicine/Cardiology, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
Shahrokh Javaheri, MD
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Medical Director, SleepCare Diagnostics, Cincinnati, OH
Address: Shahrokh Javaheri, MD, SleepCare Diagnostics, 4780 Socialville-Foster Road, Mason, OH 45050; e-mail Javaheri@snorenomore.com
Dr. Javaheri has indicated that he is on the speaker’s bureaus of companies that make devices used to treat sleep apnea.
ABSTRACTOne of the factors that contribute to the progressively declining course of heart failure could be sleep apnea. Whether treating sleep apnea improves the clinical outcomes of patients with heart failure needs to be tested in randomized clinical trials.