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Cycle length identifies obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction.

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Summary of "Cycle length identifies obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea in heart failure with reduced ejection fraction."

To clarify whether unmasking of central sleep apnea during continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) initiation can be identified from initial diagnostic polysomnography (PSG) in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFREF) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) MATERIALS AND
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Forty-three consecutive patients with obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea (OSA/CSA) in HFREF were matched with 43 HFREF patients with OSA and successful CPAP initiation. Obstructive apneas during diagnostic PSG were then analyzed for cycle length (CL), ventilation length (VL), apnea length (AL), time to peak ventilation (TTPV), and circulatory delay (CD). We calculated duty ratio (DR) as the ratio of VL/CL and mathematic loop gain (LG).

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Name: Sleep & breathing = Schlaf & Atmung
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Disorders characterized by multiple cessations of respirations during sleep that induce partial arousals and interfere with the maintenance of sleep. Sleep apnea syndromes are divided into central (see SLEEP APNEA, CENTRAL), obstructive (see SLEEP APNEA, OBSTRUCTIVE), and mixed central-obstructive types.

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