Heart Failure affects approximately 5 million Americans and is associated with repeated hospitalizations and increased mortality. Studies have shown that the prevalence of Heart Failure increases significantly with age.
“Studies have shown that the prevalence of Heart Failure increases significantly with age.”
The same is true for Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). This may lead to a vicious cycle between SDB and Heart Failure.
In Snoring and Sleep Apnea, sleep is frequently interrupted because of the associated drops in blood oxygen supply and increased negative pressures in the chest and around the heart.
Restful sleep is characterized by lower blood pressure and decreased heart rate. This is not the case in those with untreated Sleep Apnea.