Sleep Apnea Laboratory
Head of the Department
Litvin Alexander, Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor
The sleep laboratory was created on the basis of the Hypertension Department and has existed since 1999.
Currently, we conduct a full range of sleep-disordered breathing diagnostics in outpatient and hospital settings in a two specialized comfortable single wards.
The sleep laboratory is customized with the latest equipment that meets international standards:
- computer pulse oximeters (PulseOx 7500, SPO medical, Israel)
- respiratory monitors (Inkart, Russia, SOMNOcheck micro, SOMNOcheck cardio, Wienmann, Germany)
- polysomnographic systems Grass Technologies (USA) that provides real-time recording in conjunction with a video surveillance system
- CPAP, APAP and BiPAP devices.
PAP devices - Loweinstein (Germany), ResMed (Australia), ResSmart (China), Sefam (France), BMC (China).
Sleep Laboratory, together with various departments of the Institute of Clinical Cardiology, is engaged in clinical and scientific work. In-depth studies of patients with sleep-breathing disorders and various cardiological and endocrine pathologies: arterial hypertension, pulmonary hypertension, cardiac rhythm and conduction disturbances, ischemic heart disease, chronic heart failure, diabetes, obesity, erectile dysfunction, metabolic syndrome
Main scientific research interests
- Optimization of diagnostic approaches to verify the presence and severity of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) in cardiac patients in a hospital setting and during outpatient’s follow-up.
- Development of algorithms for the prescription and long-term follow-up of PAP- therapy.
- Development of diagnostic algorithms for identification and treatment of patients with refractory arterial hypertension and OSAS.
- Development of diagnostic algorithms for identification and treatment of patients with OSAS and arrhythmias.
- Development of diagnostic algorithms for PAP-therapy in patients after balloon angioplasty of pulmonary arteries.
- Monography "Refractory arterial hypertension", «Сlinical somnology»,
- Guide for patients “Wake up healthy! New technologies for treating the heart in sleep ”, dedicated to the problems of diagnostics and treatment of breathing disorders during sleep.
- Methodological rationale for students and physicians: «Obstructive sleep apnea and arterial hypertension», «Sleep-breathing disorders: clinical presentation, aspects of diagnostics and therapy»
- «Adherence and efficacy of long-term PAP- therapy in patients with sleep-related breathing disorders associated with cardiac conduction disorders»
- «Gender characteristics of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome clinical manifestations and patients' quality of life»
- «The effectiveness of combination antihypertensive therapy in patients with arterial hypertension and additional risk factors: obesity and obstructive sleep apnea syndrome»
- «Еffects of metabolic syndrome on arterial function in different age groups: the advanced approach to arterial stiffness study»
- «Сontinuous positive airway pressure (СРАР) therapy in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and arterial hypertension: expert opinion»
- «Сlinico-psychological severity markers of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in patients with hypertension»
- «The effect of antihypertensive therapy and CPAP therapy on inflammatory and endothelial dysfunction markers levels in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in association with arterial hypertension»
- «Coagulation markers in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and effects of continuous positive airway pressure»
- «A clinical case of hemangioma of the face and tongue concurrent with severe obstructive sleep apnea syndrome complicated by cardiac arrhythmias and conduction disturbances»
- «Magnetic resonance tomography in sleep apnea syndrome diagnostics»
- «Role of the pulse oximetry in the cardiologist's practice»
- «Efficacy of СРАР therapy in patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome associated with severe nocturnal bradyarrhythmias»
- «Erectile dysfunction and obesity in patients with obstructive sleep apnea and arterial hypertension»
Research fellow – PhD Elfimova Eugeniya
Junior research fellow – PhD Mikhailova Oxana