95. Cardiac Arrhythmias and Sudden Death during Sleep

  1. Teofilo Lee-Chiong M.D.
  1. Richard L. Verrier Ph.D and
  2. Mark E. Josephson M.D.

Published Online: 4 NOV 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471751723.ch95

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook

How to Cite

Verrier, R. L. and Josephson, M. E. (2005) Cardiac Arrhythmias and Sudden Death during Sleep, in Sleep: A Comprehensive Handbook (ed T. Lee-Chiong), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471751723.ch95

Editor Information

  1. National Jewish Medical and Research Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Denver, Colorado, USA

Author Information

  1. Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 NOV 2005
  2. Published Print: 4 NOV 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471683711

Online ISBN: 9780471751724



  • nocturnal ventricular arrhythmias;
  • sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS);
  • sudden unexplained nocturnal death syndrome (SUNDS)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Nocturnal Ventricular Arrhythmias

  • Atrial Fibrillation

  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

  • Brugada Syndrome and the Sudden Unexplained Nocturnal Death Syndrome

  • Sleep–Disrupting Effects of Cardiac Medications

  • Summary

  • Acknowledgments

  • References

  • Additional Reading