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OSA, Stroke, & AF

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Research suggests that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) appears to be an independent predictor of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). Among patients with AF, the rate of ischemic stroke was 25.4% for those with OSA but was just 8.2% among those without OSA.

Source: American Journal of Cardiology, February 15, 2015.

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