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Patients enrolled in a St. Boniface sleep study have experienced significant improvement in heart function with the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy. CPAP therapy involves the use of a machine to help a person who has obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) breathe more easily during sleep. Dr. Davinder Jassal and Dr. Sat Sharma enrolled 42 patients with sleep apnea in a study to see whether the sleep disorder damaged their heart and if that damage could be repaired through ongoing CPAP treatment.

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