Sleep-disordered breathing and excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with atrial fibrillation.

  title={Sleep-disordered breathing and excessive daytime sleepiness in patients with atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Felipe Neves de Albuquerque and Andrew Donald Calvin and Fatima Sert Kuniyoshi and Tomas Konecny and Francisco L{\'o}pez-Jim{\'e}nez and Gregg S. Pressman and Thomas Kara and Paul A. Friedman and Naser M. Ammash and V. K. Somers and Sean Caples},
  volume={141 4},
BACKGROUND An important consequence of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS). EDS often predicts a favorable response to treatment of SDB, although in the setting of cardiovascular disease, particularly heart failure, SDB and EDS do not reliably correlate. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is another highly prevalent condition strongly associated with SDB. We sought to assess the relationship between EDS and SDB in patients with AF. METHODS We conducted a prospective… CONTINUE READING
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