Assessment of the Efficacy of Interventions for the Treatment of Sleep Respiratory Disorder in Chronic Heart Failure Patients: A Systematic Review

Uysal H., Orucoglu H. B.

ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.20, no.3, pp.176-187, 2019 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/imj.galenos.2018.79837
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.176-187
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


One of the most important problems of heart failure (HF) patients is sleep disturbance. In HF patients with obstructive and central sleep apnea, hypoxia, hypercapnia and over-excitation of the sympathetic system are observed. As a result, negative intrathoracic pressure and left ventricular afterload increase. Treatment of sleep respiratory disorders in chronic HF patients is important for the prognosis of the disease. Therefore, in this systematic review, we aimed to evaluate the efficacy of interventions used for the treatment of sleep respiratory disorder in chronic HF patients.