Stroke Rounds: Sleep Apnea Tx May Cut Afib Recurrence

April 21, 2015 7:41 PM

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Stroke Rounds: Sleep Apnea Tx May Cut Afib Recurrence

Meta-analysis establishes continuous positive airway pressure as an important treatment option.

In patients with atrial fibrillation (Afib) and sleep apnea, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment was associated with a 42% relative risk reduction of Afib recurrence, and the reduction was independent of other treatments, researchers reported.

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