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Massive epistaxis from nasal CPAP therapy. FREE TO VIEW

D A Strumpf; P Harrop; J Dobbin; R P Millman
Chest. 1989;95(5):1141. doi:10.1378/chest.95.5.1141
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A 75-year-old man with obstructive sleep apnea and secondary right heart failure was started on nasal CPAP therapy. Shortly thereafter he experienced massive life-threatening epistaxis requiring nasal packing and hospitalization. The epistaxis was thought to be due to the drying effect of nasal CPAP.

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