Can peripheral saturation predict the existence of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) in a population followed for atrial fibrillation (AF)?

Introduction: OSA has a polygraphic definition based on the HAI. It generates nocturnal desaturation responsible for cellular hypoxia with multi-visceral impact mainly cardiac such as arrhythmias.The purpose of our study was to investigate whether peripheral saturation can be a means of descrambling to diagnose OSAS in a population followed for AF.Methods: Analytical prospective study including 100 patients followed for AF. None of the recruited patients had been followed for OSA before. Each patient had a clinical examination and a polygraphy. Patients were divided into 2 groups: G1: with OSA and G2: without OSA.Results: The mean age was 66.4 ± 9.7 years with a sex ratio at 0.81. The average BMI was 28.57 ± 4.81 kg / m2. Hypertension was the most common risk factor (72%). The most common symptoms were nocturnal snoring (87%), memory problems (73%), morning sickness (66%), sleep impairment (60%) and mild sleepiness (47%). The prevalence of OSA was 90%. It was classified as mild, moderate and severe in 30, 29 and 31 patients, respectively. The mean HAI was 21.69 ± 13.67. Comparison of the 2 groups showed that the desaturation index and total desaturation time were statistically higher in G1 (20.8 vs 3.2 desat / h, p
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and control of breathing Source Type: research

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