Table 2

Patient characteristics

TotalNo SDBOSACSAp‐value
Subjects78232233
Age yrs53±8.550±953±955±7.2ns
F:M14:645:184:185:28
BMI kg·m−226.8±3.725.8±2.728.4±4.326.5±3.7ns
Isch.:Idio.53:4739:6159:4158:42
LVEF %19.9±7.221±821±519±8ns
PCWP mmHg16.5±8.311.5±7.113.0±5.722.4±7.1<0.01
AHI n·h−117.6±17.92.1±1.617.5±14.328.5±18.4<0.001
Min. Sp,O2 %82.9±0.986.2±0.982.1±0.980.5±0.9<0.001
NYHA 2:3:428:55:1734:57:936:55:918:55:27
Tx %40393642ns
Death %40393642ns
Death post‐Tx6/312/90/84/14ns
Tx + death72707373ns
Death#55:26:1956:33:1150:25:2557:21:21ns
  • SDB: sleep-disordered breathing

  • OSA: obstructive sleep apnoea

  • CSA: central sleep apnoea

  • F:M: female-to-male ratio

  • BMI: body mass index

  • Isch.: ischemic cardiomyopathy

  • Idio.: idiopathic cardiomyopathy

  • LVEF: left ventricular ejection fraction

  • PCWP: pulmonary capillary wedge pressure

  • AHI: apnoea/hypopnoea index

  • min. Sp,O2: minimum arterial oxygen saturation as measured by pulse oximetry

  • NYHA: New York Heart Association

  • Tx: transplanted

  • #: sudden/progressive/other

  • ns: nonsignificant