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sleep apnea arrhythmia

Chooza Moon, Cynthia H Phelan, Diane R Lauver, Lisa C Bratzke
PURPOSE/OBJECTIVES: Sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBDs), including obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea, are common among patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD), but clinicians often do not pay enough attention to SRBDs. The purpose of this narrative review is to update advanced practice registered nurses on the literature focusing on the relationship between SRBDs and CVD (eg, hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias, and stroke) and on treatments that can improve SRBDs in patients with CVD...
November 2016: Clinical Nurse Specialist CNS
Katarzyna Foryś, Mariusz Foryś, Katarzyna Piotrowicz
The obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a mortality risk factor of the cardiovascular system diseases. One of the elements of this relationship is the occurrence of nocturnal cardiac arrhythmias. The arrhytmias in question are resistant to drug therapy so it is suggested to consider electrotherapy. However, the coexistence of OSA and thus recurrent episodes of nocturnal hypoxia, may have significant impact on the diagnosis and the treatment applied as shown in the following cases. In some cases, the decision of electrotherapy should be preceded by the use of therapy with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)...
2016: Wiadomości Lekarskie: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
Hadi A R Khafaji, Kadhim Sulaiman, Rajvir Singh, Khalid F Alhabib, Nidal Asaad, Alawi Alsheikh-Ali, Mohammed Al-Jarallah, Bassam Bulbanat, Wael Almahmeed, Mustafa Ridha, Nooshin Bazargani, Haitham Amin, Ahmed Al-Motarreb, Husam Al Faleh, Abdelfatah Elasfar, Prashanth Panduranga, Jassim Al Suwaidi
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to report the prevalence, clinical characteristics, contributing factors, management and outcome of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among patients hospitalized with heart failure (HF). METHODS: Data were derived from Gulf Care (Gulf acute heart failure registry), a prospective multicenter study of 5005 consecutive patients hospitalized with acute heart failure during February to November 2012 in seven Middle Eastern countries...
December 2015: Acute Cardiac Care
Anna M May, David R Van Wagoner, Reena Mehra
A surge of data has reproducibly identified strong associations of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) with cardiac arrhythmias. As an extension of epidemiologic and clinic-based findings, experimental investigations have made strides in advancing our understanding of the putative OSA and cardiac arrhythmogenesis mechanistic underpinnings. While most studies have focused on the links between OSA and atrial fibrillation (AF), relationships with ventricular arrhythmias have also been characterized. Key findings implicate OSA-related autonomic nervous system fluctuations typified by enhanced parasympathetic activation during and sympathetic surges subsequent to respiratory events which contribute to augmented arrhythmic propensity...
September 29, 2016: Chest
K I Konovalova, E M Elfimova, E A Butorova, A V Aksenova, P V Galitsin, O S Bulkina, A Yu Litvin, I E Chazova
The paper describes a clinical case of a female patient with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in the presence of congenital hemangioma of the face, soft palate, and tongue concurrent with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, and sinoatrial block (maximally up to 3.9 sec). Continuous positive airway pressure therapy could reduce the number of paroxysms of atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, supraventricular tachycardia and eliminate sinoatrial block...
2016: Terapevticheskiĭ Arkhiv
A L Shim, A A Aksyonov, V M Mitrokhin, I B Lovchikova, M A Konoplyannikov, A V Konev, A S Zotov, R S Ovchinnikov, E Antova, M I Mladenov, A Kamkin
In this study, we were focused on the differences between certain circulating cytokine levels in patients with or without sinus arrhythmia, according to the median IL-6 level. All patients were stable with regards to symptoms and therapy for at least one month prior to the measurements conducted within this study.Exclusion criteria were: patients with sleep apnea, asthma, respiratory insufficiency of any genesis, active infection, allergy, inflammatory diseases, cancer, diabetes of any type and treatment with anti-inflammatory drugs...
September 9, 2016: Cellular Immunology
Vishisht Mehta, Anurati Mehta, Yash Lokhandwala, Sanjeev Mehta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
Michael Semelka, Jonathan Wilson, Ryan Floyd
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder that causes patients to temporarily stop or decrease their breathing repeatedly during sleep. This results in fragmented, nonrestful sleep that can lead to symptoms such as morning headache and daytime sleepiness. Obstructive sleep apnea affects persons of all ages, with an increasing prevalence in those older than 60 years. The exact prevalence is unknown but is estimated to be between 2% and 14%. There are many health conditions associated with obstructive sleep apnea, including hypertension, coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmias, and depression...
September 1, 2016: American Family Physician
S Tang, X F Zhou, K Hu, L F Xu, J X Yu, H M Li
OBJECTIVE: To analyze subtypes of the clinical presentation of moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) by cluster analysis and to explore its significance. METHODS: A retrospective analysis was performed on the data of adult moderate-to-severe OSAS patients, which were diagnosed in Respiratory Department, Renmin Hospital of Wuhan University from October 2012 to October 2015. Fifteen kinds of clinical presentations were included in the cluster analysis, and analysis of characteristic of each cluster was then performed after category...
August 9, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Ning Jiang, Anyu Zhou, Bharati Prasad, Li Zhou, Jimmy Doumit, Guangbin Shi, Hafiz Imran, Bahaa Kaseer, Richard Millman, Samuel C Dudley
BACKGROUND: Cardiac arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death are more frequent in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is associated with QT prolongation, and QT prolongation is an independent risk factor for sudden cardiac death. Because QT prolongation can be mediated by potassium channel loss of function, we tested whether OSA or continuous positive airway pressure therapy altered mRNA expression of circulating white blood cell potassium channels. METHODS AND RESULTS: In total, 28 patients with OSA newly diagnosed by polysomnogram and 6 participants without OSA were enrolled...
2016: Journal of the American Heart Association
Mark S Link, Michel Haïssaguerre, Andrea Natale
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia encountered by cardiologists and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Risk factors for AF include age, male sex, genetic predisposition, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, obesity, excessive alcohol, smoking, hyperthyroidism, pulmonary disease, air pollution, heart failure, and possibly excessive exercise. The management of AF involves decisions about rate versus rhythm control. Asymptomatic patients are generally managed with rate control and anticoagulation...
July 26, 2016: Circulation
Dennis J Murphy
Current practice in respiratory safety pharmacology generally follows the regulatory guidance provided by the ICH document S7A and focuses on measures of pulmonary ventilation. What these measures do not account for is the ability of drugs to cause ventilatory instability or interruptions in ventilatory rhythm. Ventilatory instability can be identified by the presence of prolonged end-expiratory pauses or apneic periods. An apneic event has been defined as an apneic period of sufficient duration to cause hypoxia (i...
July 21, 2016: Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology: RTP
Eleonora Tobaldini, Giorgio Costantino, Monica Solbiati, Chiara Cogliati, Tomas Kara, Lino Nobili, Nicola Montano
Sleep deprivation (SD) has become a relevant health problem in modern societies. We can be sleep deprived due to lifestyle habits or due to sleep disorders, such as insomnia, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and neurological disorders. One of the common element of sleep disorders is the condition of chronic SD, which has complex biological consequences. SD is capable of inducing different biological effects, such as neural autonomic control changes, increased oxidative stress, altered inflammatory and coagulatory responses and accelerated atherosclerosis...
July 7, 2016: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
Rodrigo Del Rio, David C Andrade, Claudia Lucero, Paulina Arias, Rodrigo Iturriaga
Chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH), the main feature of obstructive sleep apnea, enhances carotid body (CB) chemosensory responses to hypoxia and produces autonomic dysfunction, cardiac arrhythmias, and hypertension. We tested whether autonomic alterations, arrhythmogenesis, and the progression of hypertension induced by CIH depend on the enhanced CB chemosensory drive, by ablation of the CB chemoreceptors. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were exposed to control (Sham) conditions for 7 days and then to CIH (5% O2, 12/h 8 h/d) for a total of 28 days...
August 2016: Hypertension
Micha T Maeder, Christian Mueller, Otto D Schoch, Peter Ammann, Hans Rickli
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a common sleep-related breathing disorder associated with "cardiovascular stress", i.e. cardiovascular risk factors, cardiovascular diseases, and an increased risk of heart failure, stroke, and death. Experimental and clinical studies have characterized potential underlying mechanisms including biventricular dysfunction, atherosclerosis, and arrhythmia. Assessment of these cardiovascular features of OSA requires a spectrum of clinical tools including ECG, echocardiography, exercise testing, and angiography...
September 1, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Márcio Galindo Kiuchi, Gustavo Ramalho E Silva, Luis Marcelo Rodrigues Paz, Shaojie Chen, Gladyston Luiz Lima Souto
BACKGROUND OR PURPOSE: Polymorphic premature ventricular complexes (PVCs) are very common, appearing most frequently in patients with hypertension, obesity, sleep apnea, and structural heart disease. Sympathetic hyperactivity plays a critical role in the development, maintenance, and aggravation of ventricular arrhythmias. Recently, the relevance of sympathetic activation in patients with ventricular arrhythmias was reported, and this finding suggested a potential role for catheter-based renal sympathetic denervation in reducing the arrhythmic burden...
May 30, 2016: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
Abhinav Agrawal, Isha Verma, Varun Shah, Abhishek Agarwal, Rutuja R Sikachi
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a chronic, progressive, parenchymal disease of the lung with an estimated prevalence of 14-43 per 100,000. Patient usually presents with coughing and exertional dyspnea, which can lead to acute respiratory failure. IPF has been associated with various co-morbidities such as lung cancer, emphysema, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), GERD and multiple cardiovascular consequences. The cardiovascular manifestations of IPF include pulmonary hypertension, heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmias & cardiac manifestations of drugs used to treat IPF...
May 2016: Intractable & Rare Diseases Research
Eugenia B Manukhina, H Fred Downey, Xiangrong Shi, Robert T Mallet
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a leading cause of death and disability among older adults. Modifiable vascular risk factors for AD (VRF) include obesity, hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, sleep apnea, and metabolic syndrome. Here, interactions between cerebrovascular function and development of AD are reviewed, as are interventions to improve cerebral blood flow and reduce VRF. Atherosclerosis and small vessel cerebral disease impair metabolic regulation of cerebral blood flow and, along with microvascular rarefaction and altered trans-capillary exchange, create conditions favoring AD development...
June 2016: Experimental Biology and Medicine
Harneet K Walia, Mina K Chung, Sally Ibrahim, Reena Mehra
Accumulating data implicate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as a predisposing factor to the development of atrial fibrillation (AF), the latter representing the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia. The postulated mechanisms leading to atrial arrhythmogenesis in OSA include alterations in intrathoracic pressures, intermittent hypoxemia, and autonomic nervous system fluctuations. Although these OSA-related pathophysiologic pathways may result in atrial structural and electrical remodeling, thereby predisposing to AF, there are data to suggest that the immediate influences of respiratory events may trigger arrhythmic events...
2016: Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine: JCSM: Official Publication of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Susmita Chowdhuri, Stuart F Quan, Fernanda Almeida, Indu Ayappa, Salma Batool-Anwar, Rohit Budhiraja, Peggy E Cruse, Luciano F Drager, Barbara Griss, Nathaniel Marshall, Sanjay R Patel, Susheel Patil, Shandra L Knight, James A Rowley, Alison Slyman
BACKGROUND: Mild obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a highly prevalent disorder in adults; however, whether mild OSA has significant neurocognitive and cardiovascular complications is uncertain. OBJECTIVES: The specific goals of this Research Statement are to appraise the evidence regarding whether long-term adverse neurocognitive and cardiovascular outcomes are attributable to mild OSA in adults, evaluate whether or not treatment of mild OSA is effective at preventing or reducing these adverse neurocognitive and cardiovascular outcomes, delineate the key research gaps, and provide direction for future research agendas...
May 1, 2016: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine
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