Obstructive Sleep Apnea Is an Independent Predictor of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgery.

@article{Wong2015ObstructiveSA,
  title={Obstructive Sleep Apnea Is an Independent Predictor of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Cardiac Surgery.},
  author={J Karen Wong and Bryan G. Maxwell and Clete Kushida and Kristin Lynn Sainani and Robert L. Lobato and Y Joseph Woo and Ronald G. Pearl},
  journal={Journal of cardiothoracic and vascular anesthesia},
  year={2015},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={1140-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a risk factor for development of postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) after cardiac surgery. DESIGN Retrospective analysis. SETTING Single-center university hospital. PARTICIPANTS Five hundred forty-five patients in sinus rhythm preoperatively undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), aortic valve replacement, mitral valve replacement/repair, or combined valve/CABG surgery from January 2008 to April 2011… CONTINUE READING

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