Our Study Suggests Preoperative Screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) to Lower Risk of Postoperative Cardiovascular Events
Mr. CHEUNG (left) received sleep test before his knee surgery last year and was diagnosed with severe OSA. He started OSA treatment and the frequencies of snoring and arousals have dropped drastically.
Our world’s first study showed that patients with unrecognised severe OSA have a two-fold increased risk of postoperative cardiovascular complications compared to those without the disorder.
The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), suggesting that preoperative OSA screening should be considered in clinical practice to lower the risk of postoperative cardiovascular events.