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Treatment of concurrent OSA may benefit patients with heart failure
  1. I Chakravorty
  1. Royal Brompton Hospital,

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In obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), recurrent episodes of transient asphyxia or increased effort of breathing against a partially obstructed glottis have been shown to increase the sympathomimetic outflow. There is a consequent absence of the customary reduction in systemic blood pressure and heart rate during sleep and an elevation of daytime systolic blood …

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