Protective Cardiovascular Effect of Sleep Apnoea Severity in Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome

hand over heartObesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) is linked to the high incidence of cardiovascular morbidity (CVM) and high mortality. Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is concomitant with the disorder. However, there is a lack of sufficient data to show the link between cardiovascular morbidity and OSA severity in the majority of patients with OHS.

The cross-sectional study has found that the prevalence of CVM decreased significantly with the increase in OSA severity based on the oxygen desaturation index. The researchers concluded that these findings should inform the future design of interventions aimed at decreasing mortality and cardiovascular morbidity in patients with OHS.

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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.