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).
Hong S, Lee SH. Hypercoagulability and Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea—Reply. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(2):175–176. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.2769
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