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Obstructive sleep apnoea, intermittent hypoxia and heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction
  1. Larissa Leal Albuquerque1,
  2. Miguel Meira e Cruz2,3,4,5,6,
  3. Cristina Salles4,6
  1. 1Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública, Unidade Acadêmica Brotas, Feira de Santana, Brazil
  2. 2Sleep Unit, Universidade de Lisboa Centro Cardiovascular da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
  3. 3Instituto de Pesquisa São Leopoldo Mandic, Laboratory of Neuroimmune Interface of Pain Research, Faculdade São Leopoldo Mandic, Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
  4. 4Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saude Publica, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
  5. 5Centro Europeu do Sono, Lisboa, Portugal
  6. 6Centro Europeu do Sono, São Paulo, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Professor Miguel Meira e Cruz, Sleep Unit, Universidade de Lisboa Centro Cardiovascular da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal; mcruz{at}medicina.ulisboa.pt

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We have read the review article entitled ‘Obstructive sleep apnoea, intermittent hypoxia and heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction’ by John E Sanderson, Fang Fang, Mi Lu, Chen Yao Ma and Yong Xiang Wei, published in Heart, the official journal of the British Cardiovascular Society. Despite the authors' meritorious efforts in the present review, we believe some considerations may take part in an important complementary discussion. The review article has demonstrated that obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) …

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  • Contributors All authors contributed equally to the present article.

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