Sleep Apnoea and the Risk of Atrial Fibrillation Recurrence: Structural or Functional Effects?
In recent studies, a strong association is found between obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and atrial fibrillation. These studies demonstrate that OSA is associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation recurrence following chemical or electrical cardioversion or pulmonary vein isolation by catheter ablation. The present study adds to a growing number of studies demonstrating that not only is OSA associated with an increased risk of atrial fibrillation recurrence following pulmonary vein isolation, but also that treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) appears to eliminate this excess risk.
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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.
The Somnowell mandibular advancement appliance is also recommended by:
- Sleep Centres
- ENT Surgeons, Sleep Physicians, Respiratory, Physicians
- Orthodontists, Dentists
- General Medical Practitioners