CPAP has no cardio benefit

Use of a CPAP machine has benefit in sleep apnoea but does not reduce cardiovascular events, the CSANZ17 conference was told.

The surprise findings come from a trial of continuous positive air pressure in 2717 patients with obstructive sleep apnoea and cardiovascular disease, according to Professor Doug McEvoy, Director of the Adelaide Institute for Sleep Health at Flinders University.

There was no reduction in major cardiovascular events with CPAP compared with usual care controls, said Prof McEvoy of the trial conducted in Australia and China, with CPAP treatment for an