Pillar Procedure in NYC will Improve Heart Health!

POSTED ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 06, 2013 AT 9:47 AM  by Dr. Mark Stein

Do you sleep regularly, but never feel well rested? Do you wake up during your sleep gasping for air? Are you a chronic snorer? If you answered “yes” to these questions, you may be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea in NYC is a condition that pauses your breathing during sleep, anywhere from 5-30 times per hour! Caused by a narrowing of the airway, sleep apnea is more common in patients who are overweight, but can affect others. This condition will not only prevent a restful night’s sleep, but also cause high blood pressure, stroke, and even heart failure! Yes, the effects of sleep apnea can be fatal, and unfortunately, one in five adults suffer from at least minor sleep apnea.

When suffering from sleep apnea, you are more likely to have high blood pressure. Other heart conditions you may suffer are:

  • Atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat)
  • Bradycardia (slow heart rate)
  • Coronary artery disease (hardening of the arteries)
  • Heart attack

If obstructive sleep apnea is left untreated, risk of heart failure is extremely high.

Treat sleep apnea with the Pillar Procedure! Minimally invasive, the Pillar Procedure in NYC only takes twenty minutes, but delivers long lasting effects with no downtime. The procedure places small implants, less than an inch in length, into soft palate tissues. The implants are not visible, cannot be felt, and won’t interfere with swallowing or speech. Some patients report having results from the Pillar Procedure in New York as early as a few weeks; however, sometimes it can take up-to three months to see the full results.

The results of the Pillar Procedure are well worth the wait! Patients notice a significant decrease in snoring intensity, leading to a more satisfying sleep. A noticeable decrease in the patient’s hypopnea index will also occur, helping to improve the functions of the heart.

Sleep better and take care of your heart by having the Pillar Procedure in NYC! Dr. Stein and our staff at New York Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Center welcome any questions you may have about sleep apnea and the Pillar Procedure. Contact our office at 212.888.4760, or request your appointment online today! 

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