Journal of Heart and Cardiology
Obstructive sleep apnea in heart failure with nearly complete resolution after implantation of a left ventricular assist device
Voortman M, Department of Respiratory Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 85500,3508 GA Utrecht, < E-mail: M.Voortman@umcutrecht.nl
Voortman, M., et al. Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Heart Failure with Nearly Complete Resolution after Implantation of a Left Ventricular Assist Device. (2014) J Heart Cardiol 1(1): 1-3.
©2014 Voortman M. This is an Open access article distributed under the terms of Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
KeywordsLeft ventricular; LVAD implantation; Heart transplantation
Sleep apnoea syndrome is common in chronic heart failure and associated with a higher mortality and morbidity. Both central and obstructive sleep apnoea can occur in these patients. In general, an obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is regarded as a cause for heart failure, whereas heart failure induces a central sleep apnoea (CSA). However, we describe a patient with chronic heart failure and mainly an obstructive sleep apnoea who had near resolution of his apnoea syndrome after implantation of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD)