Several factors affect CPAP compliance, researchers say

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

GLENVIEW, Ill. – Hypertension is associated with poor CPAP compliance, say researchers in a recent article published in CHEST Journal. Other things that result in poor compliance, considered less than four hours of use per night: Mask leakage and atrial fibrillation, they say. “Our results may helps us identify the patients who are at higher risk of poor compliance,” they write. “Identification of such patients will help in targeting them with the appropriate interventions to improve their CPAP compliance.” Researchers based the article on a retrospective chart review to see which factors are associated with CPAP compliance.