Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Cardioembolic Stroke Risk

bedIt has been found that cardioembolic stroke is more common in obstructive sleep apnoea patients. This is according to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester who undertook a retrospective study on records of 53 patients who had a polysomnography between 2000 and 2011.

Obstructive sleep apnoea was found to increase the risk of ischemic stroke by three times in men. Melissa C. Lipford, a neurologist at the Center for Sleep Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota says that OSA leads to structural and physiologic changes in the heart that can predispose patients to cardioembolic stroke via mechanisms other than atrial fibrillation.

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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.