ISTANBUL MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.20, ss.176-187, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
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.