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Men with Severe Sleep Apnea are at Twice the Risk of Death — What Those with Atrial Fibrillation Need to Know

Sleep apnea is an important risk factor for atrial fibrillation. It is also associated with hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure, stroke, diabetes, and insulin resistance, all of which are risk factors for, or results of, atrial fibrillation. Now a new study has just reported that men between the ages of 40 and 70 who …

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Sleep Apnea Increases Atrial Fibrillation Risk

A new study just published in the Archives of Internal Medicine showed that increasing severity of sleep apnea is associated with a progressively increasing risk of atrial fibrillation and ventricular arrhythmias. The type of sleep apnea matters: Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with an increased risk of ventricular events Central sleep apnea is common in heart …

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New Findings About Atrial Fibrillation and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

In news from Boston Atrial Fibrillation Symposium 2009, Mellanie True Hills heard some startling new information about atrial fibrillation and obstructive sleep apnea. She interviewed ablation pioneer Dr. Warren (Sonny) Jackman on video about those findings. Read: Noted Electrophysiologist and Ablation Pioneer Discusses New Findings About Afib and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

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Bisphosphonates for Osteoporosis May Increase Rate of Atrial Fibrillation

Are you on bisphosphonates, such as Fosamax, Boniva, Actonel, or Reclast, to prevent osteoporosis, or are you considering them? If you have atrial fibrillation, or could be at risk for it, this new study will be of interest to you. While this study found absolute risk of atrial fibrillation to be low, bisphosphonates may lead …

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