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Cardiol J. 2013 Aug 30.

Impact of pulmonary vein isolation on obstructive sleep apnea in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Hoyer FF, Henrich K, Kreuz J, Pizarro C, Schrickel JW, Lickfett LM, Mittmann-Braun E, Juergens U, Nickenig G, Skowasch D

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been identified as associated with the onset and propagation of atrial fibrillation (AF) and predicts recurrences of AF after pulmonary vein isolation (PVI). Vice versa, it has never been investigated whether PVI influences OSA. However, it has been controversial whether a restored atrial function can affect the course of OSA. There-fore, we have assessed whether PVI procedure modulates the prevalence and severity of OSA.

PMID: 23990193