Cardiac failure presenting as sleep apnea. Elimination of apnea following medical management of cardiac failure

Chest. 1988 Dec;94(6):1298-300. doi: 10.1378/chest.94.6.1298.

Abstract

A patient with symptoms of sleep apnea syndrome had signs of congestive cardiac failure. A sleep study fulfilled the criteria for sleep apnea. Features of Cheyne-Stokes respiration coexisted. Management of the cardiac failure by weight loss principally due to diuretic use eliminated the symptoms of sleep apnea.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cheyne-Stokes Respiration / diagnosis
  • Diuretics / therapeutic use
  • Heart Failure / diagnosis*
  • Heart Failure / drug therapy
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / diagnosis*
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / therapy

Substances

  • Diuretics