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ASV question
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(05-17-2017, 03:34 PM)xxyzx Wrote: at least they found the centrals and will do an ASV titration

my doctor said this
cpap = yugo fiat 
bipap = mercedes bmw 
ASV = maserati lamborghini 

ASV is what treats CA as best as can be done 

you do not want to use cpap with CA

I would change doctors, Even if the machines were all priced the same. Sometimes a fixed pressure cpap is the best treatment.
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(05-17-2017, 03:34 PM)xxyzx Wrote:
(05-17-2017, 06:48 AM)Shift Worker Wrote: Hello, This is my first post on this forum. I will have my third sleep study if this year done this Saturday, first one only slept for 27 minutes, second one was for BiPap titration, this third one is because they were not able to find a suitable pressure due to BiPap induced Centrals? So my new study will be to titrate on the ASV machine. Not sleeping has been addressed so I should be able to get some results this time around.
My question is What is an ASV and how is it different to an Auto Cpap? 
I have been struggling to be compliant  with Cpap set at 20, since about 2012. Last December I went into AFib and really do not want to go through that again, have been told by Doctor that being compliant with pap therapy should help with this. 
Thank you for any help you can give.
Shift Worker

at least they found the centrals and will do an ASV titration

my doctor said this
cpap = yugo fiat 
bipap = mercedes bmw 
ASV = maserati lamborghini 

ASV is what treats CA as best as can be done 

you do not want to use cpap with CA

I agree with xxyzx on this one - been on PAP treatment since 2003 and now have A-Fib (started about 2 years ago & I think caused by PAP treatment) plus now trying to get the CAs down with APAP settings & still having problems.  Soon going to get a new sleep doc (trying with some good fortune from this forum to get it fixed but struggling to just get the AHI average under 5.0)  Many of my responses indicate that complex events need the ASV to fix the problem.

Good luck on your PAPing journey.
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#13
This way of thinking is understandable, but to me, it's like saying a size 10 shoe is better than a size 6. It really depends how big your feet are.
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#14
This new study is from a new sleep doctor, my PCP finally got tired of my insistence on a referral and gave me one for a sleep specialist, The next hurdle will be what my ejection fraction from the left ventricle is, that will determine what setting i will need as far as auto or timed. I do have a F20 face mask and a F&P mask, I like the F20 but not to sure how well it will work with higher pressures.
Thank you all for the responses and I will follow up after the sleep study.
Shift Worker
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#15
I did my sleep study on Saturday night, of course only slept for about 2 hours. What I noticed from this study, The machine was a PR System One ASV. The Tech told me it was in Auto mode. I was really comfortable using this with my F-20 mask, I think that my breathing slows at the time I fall asleep as that is when I would get a push of air, of course waking me up. I did get used to this during the early morning hours and went to sleep. I  hope to have slept long enough to get the data needed to get an ASV machine, so far this test ended up being the most tolerable machine I have tried.
It will be probably ten days before my doctor will be able to get me the results as the place that did the study takes a while to get the info out, I will send a note to my Sleep Dr. letting her know how I felt about the whole deal.
Thank you all for the information!  Thanks
Shift Worker
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#16
Sounds like you're headed in the right direction. If you have a preference for machine brand, you need to start paving the way to get it now. The choices are Philips Respironics Auto SV Advanced, or the Resmed Aircurve 10 ASV. In my experience, most people get along faster with the Resmed as it seems to produce a more natural pace and volume adjustment, while users of the Philips seem to experience more events (hypopnea) until they get it tuned in.
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#17
Thank you Sleeprider.
Question, are either of these machines good with the Sleepy Head software? Total newbie question but I have not been successful with pap therapy to date, and am just now getting involved in my treatment.
Shift Worker
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#18
The Resmed Aircurve 10 works. The PR Dreamstation Auto SV does not work, the older PRS1 60 Series should work.
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