Lifestyle counseling can be based on the mnemonic SEEDS: sleep, exercise, eat, diary, and stress.
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The two conditions commonly coexist, and treating the sleep apnea results in better rhythm-directed outcomes in the A-fib.
Yes. The prevalence of sleep apnea is high in patients with atrial fibrillation, and vice versa.
Risks include mold infection, Legionnaires disease, sleep deprivation, exacerbation of lung disease, and physical injury.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious disorder with effective treatments that can improve health outcomes for patients.
A sleep history, airway examination, and screening tools inform the need for testing for OSA.
Disruption of the normal sleep-heart interaction negatively impacts the heart.
Depression, drowsy driving, metabolic disease, and cognitive decline are associated with obstructive sleep apnea.
Positive airway pressure therapy reduces daytime sleepiness and cardiovascular events.
Lifestyle modification, surgical interventions, and other devices may benefit patients unable to use PAP therapy.