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Has Regular Heart Rhythm A Positive Influence on Nightly Desaturations? The Possible Answer in A Case Report  

Nicola Vitulano MD*, Antonio Di Monaco MD, Federico Quadrini MD, Federica Troisi PhD, Massimo Grimaldi PhD   Cardiology and Arrhythmology Unit-Ente Ecclesiastico Ospedale Regionale “F. Miulli”-SP 127 Acquaviva-Santeramo Km. 4,100, 70021 Acquaviva delle Fonti (BA)- Italy   *Corresponding author: Dr. Nicola Vitulano, P.co dei Cedri, 46-71043 Manfredonia (FG)-Italy. Tel: 00393923975425; Email: nicola.vitulano@gmail.com   Citation: Vitulano N, Di Monaco A, Quadrini F, Troisi F, Grimaldi M (2020) Has Regular Heart Rhythm A Positive Influence on Nightly Desaturations? The Possible Answer in A Case Report. Annal Cas Rep Rev: ACRR-122.   Received Date: 21 May, 2020; Accepted Date: 25 May, 2020; Published Date: 31 May, 2020  

Journal Title:Annals of Case Reports & Reviews

In the last decades several findings have documented the strong association between sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease, above all in the arrhythmologic field. The hypoxic trigger due to repetitive nightly apnoic events may be responsible of the onset and the maintenance of the arrhythymias such as atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. The evidence supports a close link between these two pathological entities. Even if the perspective was always directed from sleep apnea to cardiovascular disease, the physiopathological pathways that link both are not still completely know. So it is thinkable that also the cardiovascular condition might influence the respiratory trend as the first input regarding the continuous changes happening during alternance between arrhythymias and restore heart rate stability. This case report could be an opportunity of reflection in this way. Future research is expected to clarify the real link between heart and sleep in the different cardiac condition and vice versa.   Keywords: Sleep apnea syndrome, nightly desaturation, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter