Sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD) have been associated with adverse cardiovascular events and prognosis. Some modern pacemakers (PMK) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) are equipped with thoracic impedance monitoring systems which allow detecting fluctuations in tidal volume occurring in SRBD. This study aimed at assessing the accuracy of a novel transthoracic impedance-based PMK/ICD sensor for automatic detection of SRBD.
Della Rocca DG, Albanese M, Placidi F, Forle GB, Di Biase L, Ribatti V, Santini L, Izzi F, Cicchini L, Lovecchio M, Valsecchi S, Lavalle C, Natale A, Mercuri NB, Romigi A. Feasibility of automated detection of sleep apnea using implantable pacemakers and defibrillators: a comparison with simultaneous polysomnography recording. J Interv Card Electrophysiol 2019 Oct 23. doi: 10.1007/s10840-019-00631-x