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Dr Ana Paula Abdala Sheikh

Dr Ana Paula Abdala Sheikh

Dr Ana Paula Abdala Sheikh
BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer
Research Fellow

Area of research

Cardio-respiratory dysautonomia

Office G28
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 1878

Research summary

There is considerable overlap between the neural circuits that control breathing and those that control the cardiovascular system. Often dysfunctions in these systems are connected and should be addressed as a whole. Respiratory dysrhythmias are positively associated with increased cardiovascular risk and sudden death. Some types of respiratory arrhythmia are highly prevalent, like obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). It affects between 9 to 38% of the adult population worldwide. In some elderly groups, OSA affects 90% of men and 78% of women. Most people remain undiagnosed and it is estimated that 1.5 million UK adults have OSA. There is no ...

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