Sleep apnea is fairly common in people with advanced heart failure. Sleep apnea means you stop breathing for 10 seconds or longer during sleep. It may cause you to snore loudly and not sleep well, so you wake up feeling tired.
Getting treatment for sleep apnea can help you sleep and feel better. It may also help keep your heart failure from getting worse.
Follow-up care is a key part of your treatment and safety. Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems. It's also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take.
Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor or nurse call line if you have any problems.
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Current as of: September 21, 2016
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & A. Evan Eyler, MD, MPH - Family Medicine, Psychiatry
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