Preoperative Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Positive Airway Pressure Is Associated With Decreased Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery


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Abstract

(Abstracted from J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth, 31:1250–1256, 2017)Postoperative atrial fibrillation (POAF) is a common complication following cardiac surgery. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has been identified as a risk factor for POAF after cardiac surgery in nonsurgical patients.

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