Atrial fibrillation (afib) is very common in those with obstructive sleep apnea, and up to half of those who have afib also have sleep apnea. However, few studies have looked at the impact of sleep apnea on the success of catheter ablation and whether sleep apnea treatment with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine makes a difference in arrhythmia recurrence.
A new study shows that severe obstructive sleep apnea is a powerful predictor of atrial fibrillation ablation failure and suggests the need for early diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea in those with atrial fibrillation.
Read more: Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea Predicts Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Failure, New Study Says
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