Impaired Functional Capacity Predicts Mortality in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

lose weightObstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) has been associated with increased mortality, for which impaired functional capacity (IFC) also associated with OSA has been established as a surrogate. The study was aimed at identifying the association of IFC and OSA as well as whether IFC is predictive of increased mortality after accounting for coronary artery disease.

The best predictors of IFC were being female, a history of smoking, increased body mass index, the presence of co-morbidities, an abnormal exercise echocardiogram, and an abnormal heart rate recovery. OSA patients with IFC were 5.1 times more likely die and thus IFC was a predictor of mortality.

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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.