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My husband's atrial fibrillation seems to have progressed. He's breathing very rapid and loud while sleeping, has higher heart rates, sick sinus syndr?

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Dr. Anita Prakash
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep apnea and AFib

There is a well known association between hypoxemia (low circulating oxygen in blood) and stress on heart manifesting as arrhythmia.
In ur husbands case, loud breathing may be snoring. Have him see a reputable pulmonologist for eval and treatment of sleep apnea if he has it. Treat underlying cause of what may be worsening his AF. Cardiologist ought to coordinate with pulmonary doc.

In brief: Sleep apnea and AFib

There is a well known association between hypoxemia (low circulating oxygen in blood) and stress on heart manifesting as arrhythmia.
In ur husbands case, loud breathing may be snoring. Have him see a reputable pulmonologist for eval and treatment of sleep apnea if he has it. Treat underlying cause of what may be worsening his AF. Cardiologist ought to coordinate with pulmonary doc.
Dr. Anita Prakash
Dr. Anita Prakash
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Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Internal Medicine

In brief: Need to see doctor

He could be having sleep apnea which can exacerbate arrhythmias.
Best thing to do is see a doctor for further testing.

In brief: Need to see doctor

He could be having sleep apnea which can exacerbate arrhythmias.
Best thing to do is see a doctor for further testing.
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
Dr. Vaidehi Patel
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