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Response to ‘Obstructive sleep apnoea, intermittent hypoxia and heart failure with a preserved ejection fraction’
  1. John Elsby Sanderson,
  2. Fang Fang,
  3. Mi Lu,
  4. Chen Yao Ma,
  5. Yong Xiang Wei
  1. Beijing Institute of Heart, Lung, and Blood Diseases, Capital Medical University Affiliated Anzhen Hospital, Beijing, Chaoyang-qu, China
  1. Correspondence to Professor John Elsby Sanderson, Beijing Institute of Heart, Lung, and Blood diseases, Capital Medical University Affiliated Anzhen Hospital, Beijing 100029, Chaoyang-qu, China; jesanderson{at}hotmail.com

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We thank Larissa Albuquerque and her colleagues for their interest in our paper on the relationship of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and heart failure with a preserved (or normal) ejection fraction (HFpEF).1 We are happy that they agree that OSA is likely to be a significant cause of HFpEF given the overlapping pathophysiology of both conditions, …

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