Complex sleep apnea: worsening of symptoms with CPAP use for obstructive sleep apnea [Abstract in English]

Fabio Maraschin Haggstram, Eduardo Walker Zettler

Abstract


AIMS: To describe a case of obstructive sleep apnea that worsened with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) standard treatment.
CASE REPORT: A 74 year-old man with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome was in treatment with adequate CPAP pressure, but persisted with excessive sleepiness and fatigue associated to the emergence of central apneas.
CONCLUSION: This case is identified as complex sleep apnea.

Keywords


SLEEP APNEA, OBSTRUCTIVE/therapy; CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE; CASE REPORTS.



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