Monday, March 23, 2015

Atrial fibrillation, the LEGACY study, and obstructive sleep apnea

The LEGACY study found that weight loss improved both symptoms and cardiac arrhythmias in persons with atrial fibrillation.

Medscape discusses the findings of the LEGACY trial here:
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/841515  (for registered users of Medscape)

Here is a link to the article's abstract:
 http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleID=2196400

I wonder how much of the improvement in atrial fibrillation came from the treatment (by weight loss) of undiagnosed obstructive sleep apnea???

There is strong evidence for a relationship between OSA and atrial fibrillation.  Control of obstructive sleep apnea through CPAP treatment approximately doubles the success rate of rhythm control in persons with atrial fibrillation.

9 comments:

Amy said...

Hi Dr. Rack,
Really interesting study - thank you for sharing! I'm writing more in response to your 20 questions article but didn't know if you'd read comments from that far back, so wanted to comment on your most recent post.

How competitive is sleep medicine today? I love throat anatomy and circadian rhythms and think it would be a great fit. Currently an M3 at Feinberg so have lots of time to think about these things, but it might affect what residency I try to match in.

Hope your business is going well!
Amy

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