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.
Hong S, Lee SH. Hypercoagulability, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, and Pulmonary Embolism—Reply. JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2018;144(5):460. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2017.3454
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