Screening for Sleep Apnea in Patients Undergoing Atrial Fibrillation Ablation
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02332096|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : January 6, 2015
Last Update Posted : August 5, 2020
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment|
|Atrial Fibrillation Obstructive Sleep Apnea Cardiac Arrhythmias||Device: Home Sleep Testing Device|
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine considers atrial fibrillation (AF) to be high risk for sleep disordered breathing, and recommends that those with AF be evaluated for sleep apnea in its clinical guidelines. However, this has not yet become standard practice. The primary reasons for this are that sleep apnea remains under-suspected and under-diagnosed by electrophysiology physicians treating patients with AF, overnight sleep studies are cumbersome and are frequently associated with patient discomfort and high cost, and a mechanism for coordinating sleep apnea screening and treatment referral has not been established in electrophysiology clinics.
The gold standard for the diagnosis of sleep apnea is overnight polysomnography, typically conducted in a sleep laboratory, which can be costly and cumbersome for patients. Home sleep studies are FDA-approved for the diagnosis of sleep apnea and offer patients the opportunity to be assessed in a more natural sleep environment, and often in a more timely manner.
It has been demonstrated that diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea reduces the risk of arrhythmia recurrence following AF ablation to a level comparable to those without sleep apnea. The goal of this study is to examine the feasibility of screening all patients undergoing AF ablation for sleep apnea, and to refer those patients with sleep apnea for evaluation and treatment by a sleep specialist.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||130 participants|
|Official Title:||Screening for Sleep Apnea in Patients Undergoing Atrial Fibrillation Ablation|
|Study Start Date :||June 2015|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||February 7, 2020|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||February 7, 2020|
Patients with Atrial Fibrillation
We propose to enroll 100 patients with symptomatic paroxysmal or persistent AF without a known diagnosis of sleep apnea who are referred for an AF ablation procedure at BIDMC. All enrolled subjects will undergo pre-procedure screening sleep study using the Berlin questionnaire and home sleep study using an FDA approved home sleep testing device (HST).
Device: Home Sleep Testing Device
Patients will undergo obstructive sleep apnea screening with a FDA approved home sleep testing device.
- Prevalence of sleep apnea in patients with atrial fibrillation [ Time Frame: Enrollment ]
- Arrhythmia recurrence [ Time Frame: 3 Months ]
- Arrhythmia recurrence [ Time Frame: 6 Months ]
- Arrhythmia recurrence [ Time Frame: 9 Months ]
- Need for antiarrhythmic medications [ Time Frame: 3-12 Months ]
- CPAP compliance when prescribed [ Time Frame: 3-12 Months ]
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT02332096
|United States, Massachusetts|
|Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center|
|Boston, Massachusetts, United States, 02215|
|Principal Investigator:||Patricia Tung, MD||Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School|