Patients with obstructive sleep apnea treated with CPAP while in-hospital for surgical aortic valve replacement required less mechanical ventilation and had shorter hospital stays compared with those who did not receive in-hospital CPAP.

Risk for in-hospital mortality among patients with OSA who underwent surgical aortic valve replacement (AVR) for severe aortic stenosis did not significantly differ between those who did and did not receive in-hospital CPAP, according to results presented at the virtual CHEST Annual Meeting.

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