Dr. Ofer Jacobowitz on the Link Between Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease

By Rob Dillard - Last Updated: February 27, 2023

February is American Heart Month— a fitting time to highlight the interesting correlation between heart disease and disorders, and sleep apnea. It’s estimated that patients with sleep apnea are 2-4 times more likely to develop heart arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms) than people without this condition. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, sleep apnea increases the risk of heart failure by 140% and the risk of coronary heart disease by 30%.

DocWire News sat down with Ofer Jacobowitz, MD, PhD, an internationally recognized expert in rhinology and obstructive sleep apnea for ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP, who spoke about this troubling correlation, while offering solutions.

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