Effects of Expansion Sphincter Pharyngoplasty on the Apnea-Hypopnea Index and Heart Rate Variability


SÜSLÜ A. E. , PAMUK G. , Pamuk A. E. , ÖZER S. , Jafarov S., ÖNERCİ T. M.

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.75, no.12, pp.2650-2657, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.joms.2017.06.005
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.2650-2657

Abstract

Purpose: Heart rate variability (HRV) is a noninvasive and sensitive method used to evaluate autonomic function of the heart based on specific polysomnographic parameters. This study aimed to determine the effect of expansion sphincter pharyngoplasty (ESP) on HRV and the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).