Association of sleep characteristics with atrial fibrillation: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Thorax (2015)


Population-based studies have linked measures of sleep disordered breathing to nocturnally occurring atrial fibrillation (AF) episodes. Whether measures of sleep disordered breathing and sleep quality are associated with prevalent AF has not been studied in an unselected population. We investigated the cross-sectional association with prevalent AF of objectively collected prespecified measures of overnight sleep breathing disturbances, sleep stage distributions, arousal and sleep duration.