Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disordered Breathing in Hospitalized Cardiac Patients: A Reduction in 30-Day Readmission rates

sickSleep disordered breathing is a major cause of cardiovascular sequelae such as atrial fibrillation. The study was conducted with patients hospitalized with cardiac conditions and who were put on positive airway pressure (PAP) to treat sleep disordered breathing. Sleep disordered breathing is aproblem that goes undiagnosed in hospitalized cardiac patients.

For the study, 106 patients with cardiac problems such as heart failure, arrhythmias and myocardial infarction were recruited. A sleep study was undertaken and the patients with sleep disordered breathing were put on PAP therapy. It was discovered that patients with cardiac disease and SDB who adhered to PAP treatment had lower hospital readmission and ED visits.

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Somnowell Inventor - Visiting Professor Simon Ash FDS MSc MOrth BDS

Prof. Ash is the inventor of the highly successful SOMNOWELL Chrome device for snoring and sleep apnoea.

The Somnowell Chrome is made to exacting standards in the Somnowell laboratory under the supervision of Visiting Professor Simon Ash. Prof. Ash and his master technicians create each Somnowell Chrome device using their wealth of experience and expertise.

Prof. Ash works at the forefront of his profession. He is a Consultant and Specialist Orthodontist with over 30 years clinical experience, with a special interest in sleep related breathing disorders, TMJD, and bruxism. He currently works in Harley Street London and two private hospitals in London as part of a multi-disciplinary team managing snoring and sleep apnoea, and is Visiting Professor of Orthodontics at the BPP University.