Arterial oxygen desaturation during sleep and atrial fibrillation

Tanigawa, T.; Yamagishi, K.; Sakurai, S.; Muraki, I.; Noda, H.; Shimamoto, T.; Iso, H.
December 2006
Heart;Dec2006, Vol. 92 Issue 12, p1854
Academic Journal
The article presents a study on the effects of arterial oxygen desaturation during sleep and atrial fibrillation. It has been defined that atrial fibrillation is a common arrhythmia with associated complications of stroke and other adverse outcomes. The researchers conducted a population-based study of 1763 Japanese men aged 40-4 years to examine the association between the frequency of nocturnal oxygen desaturation.


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