The role of obesity and sleep apnea in atrial fibrillation

Matthew Needleman, Hugh Calkins

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Abstract

BMI is a strong predictor of future development of atrial fibrillation and should be considered as a risk factor for atrial fibrillation. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea and/or obesity have high atrial fibrillation recurrence rates following atrial fibrillation ablation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-45
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent opinion in cardiology
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Obesity
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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