Apnea Treatment Gets Heart Back in Shape

Several studies have suggested that obstructive sleep apnea contributes to the development of left ventricular systolic and diastolic dysfunction and, possibly, heart failure. Note that this study indicates that moderate-to-severe sleep apnea can cause structural and functional changes in left ventricular function comparable to that seen in hypertension and, further, these abnormalities significantly improve following CPAP therapy.

via Medical News:Apnea Treatment Gets Heart Back in Shape – in Cardiovascular, CHF from MedPage Today.

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