Expired CME Article

Apneic Disorders Associated with Heart Failure: Pathophysiology and Clinical Management

Authors: Faisal Khan, MD, Ribhi Hazin, MD, Yuchi, Han MD

Abstract

Cardiovascular diseases remain the most common cause of both morbidity and mortality in the industrialized world. The frequency of sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) is significantly increased in individuals with cardiovascular diseases such as heart failure. Given the co-morbidities associated with SRBD coexisting with HF, prompt recognition and early management of SRBD is critical to improving the overall prognosis and quality of life in heart failure patients with concomitant SRBD.

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