There are a few different electrical reasons to explain a "pause". And I didn't think 3 seconds was a big deal. There's also something called "escape rhythm" to help back-up pacing in the absence of a sinus beat ( a P wave).
The electrical system is complex, so I would ask what caused the pause. Each of the different causes have different implications.
I will, thanks for the advice.
No, sleep apnea can cause your heart to do weird things. I have been having problems with apnea and PVCs, but it can also cause tachycardia, bradycardia and your heart stopping for a couple of seconds. I would definitely check to make sure you are still sleeping well.
I have been considering this. I did mentioned it to my cardiologist but he didn't think there was any connection.
I didn't think with sleep apnoea that your heart actually stopped but just your breathing/airway becomes blocked (which I assumed would temporarily slow your heart) and then your brain kicks in and wakes you.
You might want to talk to your sleep doctor and get you cpap checked to make sure your AHI is still good.