Increasing off-time improves sleep-disordered breathing induced by vagal nerve stimulation Article

Full Text via DOI: 10.1684/epd.2012.0534 PMID: 23247901 Web of Science: 000313108500012

Cited authors

  • Bhat, Sushanth; Lysenko, Liudmila; Neiman, Eli S.; Rao, Gautami K.; Chokroverty, Sudhansu


  • Vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) has been reported to adversely impact breathing in sleep. While continuous positive airway pressure is often employed to treat these patients, little data exist on the effects of adjusting various settings on VNS-induced sleep-disordered breathing. We describe a patient in whom increasing off-time caused resolution of VNS-induced arterial oxygen desaturations in sleep, which we believe is a novel observation.

Publication date

  • 2012

Published in


International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1294-9361

Start page

  • 432

End page

  • 437


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