Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is associated with atrial remodeling, atrial fibrillation (AF), and increased incidence of arrhythmia recurrence after pulmonary vein (PV) isolation.
Interrogation for clinical signs of obstructive sleep apnea should be considered in all AF patients. Obstructive sleep apnea treatment should be optimized to reduce AF recurrences and improve AF treatment results (class lla, level of evidence B).
As more research links obstructive and central sleep apnea to AFib, some take steps toward systematically screening patients.
This study aimed to evaluate the cumulative effect of treatment of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) on atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence.