Obstructive sleep apnoea risk profile and the risk of recurrence of atrial fibrillation after catheter ablation.

@article{Tang2008ObstructiveSA,
  title={Obstructive sleep apnoea risk profile and the risk of recurrence of atrial fibrillation after catheter ablation.},
  author={Ri-bo Tang and Jianzeng Dong and Xing-Peng Liu and Jun-ping Kang and Shao-fang Ding and Li Wang and De-yong Long and Rong-hui Yu and Xiao-hui Liu and Shuang Jie Liu and Changsheng Ma},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={
          100-5
        }
}
AIMS The aim of this study was to identify the impact of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) on recurrence after catheter ablation of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF). METHODS AND RESULTS One hundred and seventy-eight consecutive patients with paroxysmal AF who underwent index circumferential pulmonary vein (PV) isolation were prospectively enrolled. The patients were divided into high risk (HR group) and low risk (LR group) for OSA group with Berlin questionnaire. Of the 178 patients, 104 (58… CONTINUE READING
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