CPAP Improves LV Function in OSA


British research suggests that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy appears to improve structural and functional changes in left ventricular (LV) function that result from moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). The study noted that CPAP therapy resulted in a reduction of posterior wall thickness, and an improvement in LV ejection fraction, systolic velocity, and diastolic LV impairment parameters among patients with OSA.

Abstract: Circulation: Heart Failure, March  2012.

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