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Comment & Response
February 2018

Hypercoagulability and Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, Korea University College of Medicine, Korea University Ansan Hospital, Ansan, South Korea
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(2):175-176. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.2769

In Reply We appreciate the interest of Dr Ghadami in our recently published study titled “Association Between Hypercoagulability and Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”1 The comments raised by the reader can be summarized as follows: The frequent arousals in sleep might be one of the reasons for elevated coagulability markers in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).