Bradyarrhythmias in Patients with Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea activity (SAA) is, to some degree, a normal physiological finding in healthy subjects. Fewer than five apneic episodes per hour of sleep is generally regarded as a finding which does not demand clinical management or therapy, while results of more than ten episodes per hour are associated with severe risks such as a variety of cardiac findings, pathologically increased systemic and pulmonary artery blood pressure, as well as neurophysiological and psychological symptoms which constitute severe impairments of the patients’ general well- being and their intellectual and physical powers.
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