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AHI is getting worse. Having more centrals
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I told him I almost brought my card with me. He replied that it wouldn't have done any good because he didn't have any software to look at it.
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#32
What???  Blink He should be shown to the door.
lots-o-coffee
The doctor says coffee does not affect my tinnitus and it's got lots of antioxidants....however, the after dinner drinks are a different matter altogether. 
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#33
If he comes here, he can get software to work with many machines.
                                                                                                                                                                                  
Please organize your SleeyHead screenshots like this.
I'm an epidemiologist, not a medical provider. 
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#34
Had my bipap titration last night. Felt like I slept better. Didn't wake up feeling out of breath. Which bipap is the better one to have the Aircurve 10 Vpap or Aircurve 10 ST? When I go in for my follow up I want to make sure I get the right machine this time.
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#35
Quickly, the ST model is a lot more sophisticated and is twice the price of the VPAP.
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#36
Those are two very different machine. For someone without centrals the Aircurve 10 VAuto is a great machine and has auto-adjusting pressure. The VPAP is a fixed pressure machine, and you can think of them as the same as an auto vs fixed CPAP. The bilevel is a very comfortable machine, but I would opt for the auto if you have a need for a bilevel. The Dreamstation 700 series or PRS1 BiPAP Auto are also in this category.

The Aircuve ST is a specialized machine that has a spontaneous and timed breathing rate. The problem with the ST is it uses a high pressure support all the time, which in cases of complex apnea can CAUSE centrals, making you more dependent on the machine. In cases of complex apnea where a high level of pressure support is not needed for restrictive lung conditions, an Aircurve 10 ASV is the correct machine. This is a bilevel that can have a pressure support as low as zero, but can use higher pressure support like the ST to initiate breathing during central events. It has an auto-adjusting EPAP pressure to deal with obstructive apnea, and an automatic and natural detection of centrals based on your average breathing rate rather than just a timed breathing rate. This machine is far far far superior for complex apnea.
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#37
Great. Thanks for the info.
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#38
Just got a call from the sleep lab. They said I'm going to have another sleep test and I'm going to get a asv machine. They don't sell them so I have to get it from another supplier. Any suggestions on the best place to get a Aircurve 10 ASV?
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#39
Sounds like good news for you. What is your insurance situation? You need to find out who is in-network. With regard to online suppliers, Supplier #30 is a DME that will invoice and mange insurance claims and might be worth checking.
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#40
Talked with the sleep people again when I returned my cpap machine. It could be a ST machine they are going to put me on. The tech seemed confused between ST and ASV. My insurance should cover it. It just has to be well documented that I need it.
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