Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Arrhythmias

Suraj Kapa, Shahrokh Javaheri, Virend Somers

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Abstract

There is a relationship between arrhythmias and sleep apnea, most notably during sleep. A common rhythm disturbance is nocturnal bradyarrhythmias that occur in association with apneic episodes; however, because of long-term autonomic, functional, and structural cardiac changes, in addition to decreased ischemic threshold, patients with sleep apnea may potentially be at higher risk for developing atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias. These complications of untreated sleep apnea may conceivably be implicated in nocturnal sudden cardiac death.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-581
Number of pages7
JournalSleep Medicine Clinics
Volume2
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007

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Sleep Apnea Syndromes
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Cardiac Arrhythmias
Sudden Cardiac Death
Bradycardia
Atrial Fibrillation
Sleep

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Arrhythmias. / Kapa, Suraj; Javaheri, Shahrokh; Somers, Virend.

In: Sleep Medicine Clinics, Vol. 2, No. 4, 12.2007, p. 575-581.

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Kapa, Suraj ; Javaheri, Shahrokh ; Somers, Virend. / Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Arrhythmias. In: Sleep Medicine Clinics. 2007 ; Vol. 2, No. 4. pp. 575-581.
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