Respiratory disorders during sleep , especially respiratory central type stopped, it can be used as a measure to predict the likelihood of a patient with heart failure re- hospitalization and even death.

Respiratory sleep disorder is very common among patients with heart attacks. More than 70 percent of heart attack patients treated in hospitals also sleep apnea . Large quantities , unfortunately, to date , the examination and treatment of sleep-disordered breathing was not used as a routine treatment of cardiac care .

Sleep disorders of breathing

Sleep disordered breathing , sleep-disordered breathing , exists in many forms. The most commonly encountered daily is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA ) or the day - to - day , we know as snoring . Other forms of breathing disorder is central sleep apnea (CSA).

If OSA is caused by obstruction of the airway during sleep due to shrinkage, but there is a movement of breath, no air exchange occurs. While CSA is a form of sleep-disordered breathing , where the movement of the breath is lost.


The study was conducted by a team of Ohio State University analyzed data on 1,117 heart attack patients who were hospitalized between 2007-2010. All bursts core fraction of the left ventricle ( LVEF ) less than or equal to 45% , and has never been diagnosed with sleep apnea .

These patients were examined him on the second night in hospital due to a heart attack. Then these patients were observed probability of a heart attack back or even the possibility of a natural death.

The outcome of patients with OSA 's and CSA have a higher risk of heart attack to return after three or six months. In fact, the death rate from heart attacks has increased by two thirds after monitoring for three years.

Seeing the importance of breathing disorders during sleep state of heart problems , researchers have called for pemriksaan and treatment of sleep apnea in the governance of heart attack patients in the patient.


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