Sleep Apnoea is Associated with Subclinical Myocardial Injury

Can obstructive sleep apnoea lead to heart disease? A new study indicates that OSA is associated with subclinical myocardial injury, as indicated by increased high sensitivity troponin T (hs-TnT) levels. Elevated hs-TnT levels are predictive of both coronary heart disease (CHD) and heart failure (HF) in the general population. This is the first study to demonstrate an independent association between sleep apnoea severity and this marker of early myocardial injury.

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Sleep Apnoea is Associated with Subclinical Myocardial Injury

heart problemFindings of a study published in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine indicate that obstructive sleep apnoea is associated with the increased incidence of cardiovascular disease. It was the first study of its kind to explore an independent relationship between obstructive sleep apnoea and heart failure.

The study undertaken with 1,645 middle-aged and older participants with Atherosclerosis Risk and Sleep Health Study that showed they were free of CHD and HF at baseline. According to Amil M. Shah, MD, MPH, of the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, the study linked OSA to increased high sensitivity troponin T (hs-TnT) levels which are associated with subclinical myocardial injury. High levels of hs-TnT are predictive of heart failure and coronary heart disease.`

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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.