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Inappropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks—incidence, effect, and implications for driver licensing

, Japan 7 Eiichi Watanabe 8 Cardiovascular Medicine, Toyohashi Heart Center , Toyohashi , Japan 9 Department of Cardiology, Ise Red Cross Hospital , Ise , Japan 10 Division of Cardiology, Saiseikai Kumamoto

Multiscale Entropy of the Heart Rate Variability for the Prediction of an Ischemic Stroke in Patients with Permanent Atrial Fibrillation

Background Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a significant risk factor for ischemic strokes, and making a robust risk stratification scheme would be important. Few studies have examined whether nonlinear dynamics of the heart rate could predict ischemic strokes in AF. We examined whether a novel complexity measurement of the heart rate variability called multiscale entropy (MSE) was a...

Accuracy of ECG-based screening for sleep-disordered breathing: a survey of all male workers in a transport company

Purpose Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and for sleepiness-related accidents, but >75 % of the patients remain undiagnosed. We sought to determine the diagnostic accuracy of ECG-based detection of SDB when used for population-based screening. Methods All male workers, mostly truck drivers, of a...