High prevalence of sleep apnea syndrome in patients with long-term pacing: the European Multicenter Polysomnographic Study.

@article{Garrigue2007HighPO,
  title={High prevalence of sleep apnea syndrome in patients with long-term pacing: the European Multicenter Polysomnographic Study.},
  author={St{\'e}phane X Garrigue and J. Pepin and Pascal Defaye and Francis Murgatroyd and Yann Poezevara and Jacques Cl{\'e}menty and Patrick L{\'e}vy},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2007},
  volume={115 13},
  pages={1703-9}
}
BACKGROUND Cardiovascular diseases leading to pacemaker implantations are suspected of being associated with a high rate of undiagnosed sleep apnea syndrome (SAS). We sought to determine the prevalence and consequences of SAS in pacemaker patients according to pacing indications: heart failure, symptomatic diurnal bradycardia, and atrioventricular block. METHODS AND RESULTS Ninety-eight consecutive patients (mean age, 64+/-8 years) not known to have sleep apnea were included; 29 patients were… CONTINUE READING