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no respiratory effort
premature infant

central sleep apnea

2

treatment of central sleep apnea

caffeine

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airway obstruction → no air into lungs → hypoxia in lungs → vasoconstriction → pulm HTN → cor pulmonale → arrythmia, ↑ risk SCD
obesity, loud snoring, daytime fatigue
obese male with short neck
can be worse with taking sedatives, alcohol, opiods

obstructive sleep apnea

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treatment for obstructive sleep apnea

weight loss
CPAP: keep airway open
surgery: remove tonsils, adenoidectomy, remove soft palate

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