Ravi Kanagala

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BACKGROUND Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with recurrent atrial fibrillation (AF) after electrocardioversion. OSA is highly prevalent in patients who are male, obese, and/or hypertensive, but its prevalence in patients with AF is unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS We prospectively studied consecutive patients undergoing electrocardioversion for AF(More)
BACKGROUND We tested the hypothesis that patients with untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) would be at increased risk for recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after cardioversion. METHODS AND RESULTS We prospectively obtained data on history, echocardiogram, ECG, body mass index, hypertension, diabetes, NYHA functional class, ejection fraction, left(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to test the hypothesis that C-reactive protein (CRP) can predict the recurrence of atrial fibrillation (AF) after successful electrical cardioversion (CV). BACKGROUND In patients with AF, CRP levels are predictive of immediate failure of CV. METHODS We prospectively measured high-sensitivity CRP in 67 patients with AF or atrial(More)
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