The role of obesity and sleep apnea in atrial fibrillation

Matthew Needleman, Hugh Calkins*

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BMI is a strong predictor of future development of atrial fibrillation and should be considered as a risk factor for atrial fibrillation. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea and/or obesity have high atrial fibrillation recurrence rates following atrial fibrillation ablation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-45
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Opinion in Cardiology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Obesity
  • Obstructive sleep apnea


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