The Pure Effects of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome on Cardiac Autonomic Functions: Heart Rate Turbulence Analysis

Can obstructive sleep apnoea affect the functions of the heart? A recent study demonstrated the pure effect of obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) on cardiac autonomic function (CAF) using heart rate turbulence (HRT) parameters. A total of 64 patients with OSAS and 30 age- and gender-matched healthy subjects were studied. The study found out that HRT heart rate turbulence (TO in particular) is correlated with apnoea-hypopnea index (AHI). Thus, impaired HRT may be an important factor underlying the occurrence of arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death in patients with OSAS.

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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.