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January 1980

Atrial Flutter Associated With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: A Case Report

Arch Intern Med. 1980;140(1):121-122. doi:10.1001/archinte.1980.00330130123030

• An obese 57-year-old man with the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome had partial tracheostomy occlusion and palpitations. Continuous ECG monitoring demonstrated atrial flutter, occasional premature ventricular beats, and a high degree of atrioventricular block during apneic episodes. A 7-s period of ventricular asystole was demonstrated during one such episode. Revision of the tracheostomy produced an improvement in the patient's condition.

(Arch Intern Med 140:121-122, 1980)