Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-Analysis

@inproceedings{Youssef2018ObstructiveSA,
  title={Obstructive Sleep Apnea as a Risk Factor for Atrial Fibrillation: A Meta-Analysis},
  author={Irini M Youssef and Haroon Kamran and Mena Yacoub and Nirav Patel and Clive Goulbourne and Shweta Kumar and Jesse A. Kane and Haley Hoffner and Moro O. Salifu and Samy I Mcfarlane},
  booktitle={Journal of sleep disorders & therapy},
  year={2018}
}
Objectives To conducted a meta-analysis assessing the relationship between Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and the risk of Atrial Fibrillation (AF). Methods We searched PUBMED, Medline, and Cochrane Library using the keywords "atrial fibrillation", "obstructive sleep apnea" and "sleep disordered breathing (SDB)". All subjects included had established diagnosis of OSA/SDB. We then compared the occurrence of AF versus no AF. Analysis done with Comprehensive Meta-Analysis package V3 (Biostat, USA… CONTINUE READING

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