Assessment of atrial electromechanical delay and influential factors in patients with obstructive sleep apnea

Yagmur J., YETKİN Ö., CANSEL M., Acikgoz N. , ERMİŞ N., Karakus Y., ...More

SLEEP AND BREATHING, vol.16, no.1, pp.83-88, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s11325-010-0477-6
  • Title of Journal : SLEEP AND BREATHING
  • Page Numbers: pp.83-88


The interaction between moderate-to-severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and cardiac arrhythmias, especially atrial fibrillation (AF), is well known. We aimed to determine whether atrial electromechanical parameters assessed by tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) would be affected in moderate-to-severe OSA, and detect the influential factors of atrial electromechanical parameters in these patients.