Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Causes Myocardial Injury

middle aged manA study has shown the independent association between sleep apnoea severity and increased high sensitivity Troponin T levels which is a marker of early myocardial injury. The study worked with 1645 middle age and older patients who were monitored for a median 12.4 years.

According to Amil M. Shah, MD, MPH, lead author of the study, the presence and the amount of high-sensitivity troponin elevation was seen in every category of OSA severity. This was in effect associated with a very high risk of incident heart failure. The categories of OSA severity were none, mild, moderate, or severe guided by the respiratory disturbance index.

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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.