ACC Quote of the ESC Guidelines

By Cardio

A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines and the Heart Rhythm Society

Clinical Recommendation

Guidelines for Basic Evaluation of the Patient With AF with regards to additional Investigation of Selected Patients With AF the recommendation is consider a Sleep study to test for Sleep Apnea:

“Plasma levels of B-type natriuretic peptide or N-terminal pro- B-type natriuretic peptide may be elevated in patients with paroxysmal and persistent AF in the absence of clinical HF, and levels decrease rapidly after restoration of sinus rhythm. A sleep study may be useful if sleep apnea is suspected.”

http://www.acc.org/sitecore/content/Sites/ACC/Home/Latest-in-Cardiology/ten-points-to-remember/2016/09/14/14/33/2016-ESC-Guidelines-for-the-Management-of-Atrial-Fibrillation