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Letters Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation

Continuous positive airway pressure as potential treatment of atrial fibrillation

BMJ 2022; 376 doi: (Published 10 February 2022) Cite this as: BMJ 2022;376:o349
  1. Sophie D West, consultant respiratory physician,
  2. Alexandra Thompson, consultant cardiologist
  1. Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  1. sophie.west13{at}

We were delighted to see obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) flagged as a common risk factor for development of atrial fibrillation (AF), with severe OSA increasing risk by 3.31 (95% confidence interval 2.53 to 4.35).1 Patients …

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