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Comment & Response
May 2018

Hypercoagulability, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Pulmonary Embolism—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2Department 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(5):460. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.3454

In Reply We thank Dr Alonso-Fernández and colleagues for their interest in our recently published study titled, “Association Between Hypercoagulability and Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”1 The comments raised by the readers can be summarized in that a significant association exists between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and pulmonary embolism (PE), which can be another consequence of hypercoagulability in severe OSA.

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