Preoperative Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea With Positive Airway Pressure is Associated With Decreased Incidence of Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery

Retrospective analysis of 192 OSA undergoing cardiac surgery with cardiopulmonary bypass, showed that 54% of the study cohort were adherent to PAP therapy. Preoperative PAP use was associated with a decreased rate of postoperative atrial fibrillation in cardiac surgery.