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Apnaes: difference between Central / Obstructive ?
#61
RE: Apnaes: difference between Central / Obstructive ?
Hello SR.
Before issuing a new machine everything seems to depend on the OK of my cardiologist.
Some check on a left ventricle seems necessary.
I will have more info tomorrow from the experts, keeping fingers crossed.
The thread of Nicole and her 9-year-old is heart touching, thanx for the link.
Have a good night!
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#62
RE: Apnaes: difference between Central / Obstructive ?
It sounds like cardiologist wants you checked for LVEF, the left ventricle efficiency fraction. This I did in '17 before ASV would be issued due to flawed tests that mistakenly concluded ASV would be bad for hearts that are in CHF/congestive heart failure status. I'm not CHF but do have heart PVC/premature ventricular contractions that gives me palpitations and sometimes low oxygen levels.

The LVEF is found by a test called echocardiogram, basically an ultrasound of the heart that records audio/video info and a cardio doc interprets the test, giving a summary including a LVEF number%. If it is at 45% or less, you might not get ASV, but if you were even close to the 45% you'd know the heart is in bad shape. My LVEF in '17 was 55% and in '20 during a full blown heart chemical stress and echo test, I scored 63% LVEF.

I was issued an ASV in 8 or 9/17 and it's caused no negative heart issues.
Dave

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RE: Apnaes: difference between Central / Obstructive ?
Thanx you for the explantion Dave.
I know I have a slight irregularity in my ECC. I guess it nothing spectacular as my cardiologist
did not sound an alarm bell.
The sleep.doctor seemd amazed to find out that people arrive at creating a forum on his speciality .... I promised to send a link.
Speedy guy, nice but dependent on the details from the technician. Surprisingly he had no direct acces to my data...
Let's wait and see , hope this discussion thread attracts his attention when I send him the link. It may help awareness patient/ technician/doctor and help doctors give the forum as a reference for more info. He seemed surprised and interested.
The fact that we had found a better pressure for my case should be convincing .
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#64
RE: Apnaes: difference between Central / Obstructive ?
If you feel you need more details on the echo test I can explain what I had to deal with. It's not a big deal test as I have had easy tests and very hard tests regarding health.

Sounds like you're about like everyone else apnea wise though, so no unique status. But that is good actually, being unique in pulmonary needs is quite lonely and frustration building. But I didn't get any T-shirts. Coffee? Well OK yep lots of that.
Dave

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#65
RE: Apnaes: difference between Central / Obstructive ?
Camera Obscura, your doctor sounds great! If he does visit the site, I'd be interested to hear his reactions. Best of luck in your progress toward an ASV.
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