Sleep disorders 

There is mounting evidence that both insufficient and excessive sleep duration are independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). In overseas studies, sufficient sleep duration has been shown to halve the risk of fatal CVD. We have initiated two new studies in this important areas of research.

Sleep disturbance, depression and mortality risk in cardiac patients

Is there a link between sleep disturbance, depression and premature mortality risk in cardiac patients? In this study we are investigating the relationships between sleep disturbance, depression and mortality to better understand the underlying mechanisms.

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Development of guidelines for sleep disorder screening and management  

While sleep is commonly discussed in cardiac rehabilitation programs, there are no evidence-based guidelines for how and when to screen for sleep disorders in cardiac patients. This project involves the development of guidelines for sleep disorder screening and management in cardiovascular (CVD) patients. 

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