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Journal of Sleep Disorders: Treatment and CareISSN: 2325-9639

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Case Report, J Sleep Disor Treat Care S Vol: 0 Issue: 1

Polycythemia in a Patient with Heart Failure Resolved by Treatment of Underlying Sleep Apnea: A Case Report

Sharma S* and Chakraborty A
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA
Corresponding author : Sharma S, MD, FAASM
Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Pulmonary Sleep Medicine, Associate Director, Jefferson Sleep Disorders Center, Thomas Jefferson University and Hospitals, 211 South Ninth Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, PA, USA
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Received: April 13, 2016Accepted: June 08, 2016 Published: June 13, 2016
Citation: Sharma S, Chakraborty A (2016) Polycythemia in a Patient with Heart Failure Resolved by Treatment of Underlying Sleep Apnea: A Case Report. J Sleep Disor: Treat Care S1. doi:10.4172/2325-9639.S1-003

Abstract

Polycythemia is an independent predictor of mortality and hospitalization in patients with congestive heart failure. Sleep disordered breathing is highly prevalent in patients with congestive heart failure and also implicated in secondary polycythemia. We describe a case of polycythemia in a patient of congestive heart failure who was later diagnosed with sleep-disordered breathing. The polycythemia resolved with initiation of positive airway pressure therapy.

Keywords: Polycythemia; Congestive heart failure; Positive airway pressure therapy; Sleep apnea

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