Sleep Disordered Breathing and Cardiac Arrhythmias in Adults: Mechanistic Insights and Clinical Implications

Published: August 01, 2022

Man suffering from sleep apnea
  • Sleep disordered breathing (SDB) is characterized by alterations in breathing during sleep.
  • SDB adversely impacts cardiovascular (CV) and neuroendocrine physiology as well as quality of life and mood. SDB is a public health problem with impactful clinical effects including cardiac arrhythmias.
  • This statement describes the immediate, acute, and subacute and chronic SDB pathophysiology contributing to SDB in detail.