Sleep Apnea and Heart Failure

Doctors now think that sleep apnea may cause heart failure. When you stop breathing during sleep you may startle awake to catch your breath. This startle impulse causes the release of chemicals that speed up your heart thus stressing it. This could lead eventually to heart failure !

Heart Failure: Sleep Apnea. Sleep apnea is fairly common in people with advanced heart failure. Sleep apnea means you stop breathing for short periods while

Treating your sleep apnea can help keep your heart failure from getting worse -and you will definitely feel and sleep better.

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