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BiPAP Auto or ST?
Hi,

After a few months of no improvement I now have a Rx for a BiPAP machine and will be dumping my CPAP. My Rx is for a BiPAP S/T, but I can get a really good deal on a new PR system one BiPAP auto. Would that by good enough? I had a high number of Central Apneas at my sleep study (37%) which is why I'm switching, but was wondering if I really need the S/T.

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08-27-2016 09:15 PM
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RE: BiPAP Auto or ST?
As I understand it, the BiPAP is mainly for COPD and severe OA's. A BiPAP will not address CA's, in fact it will make them worse. You need a S/T or ASV to address Centrals.

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08-27-2016 09:59 PM
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jgoole Offline

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Machine: PR System One 60 Series Heated Tube Humidifier with Heated Tube
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Philips Respironics Dreamwear Nasal Sleep
Humidifier: PR System One 60
CPAP Pressure: 5-20
CPAP Software: EncoreBasic

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Location: Maine, USA

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RE: BiPAP Auto or ST?
Thanks! I guess I'll start shopping....
08-28-2016 05:52 PM
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RE: BiPAP Auto or ST?
S/T stands for spontaneous/timed. It provides for a longer inhalation cycle ensuring your get a full breath in spite of restrictive lung disease or other problems. It also provides for providing a breath when you don't spontaneously take one. It is a far different machine than BiPAP auto or S. If your prescription is for S/T a regular bilevel will not likely work. Is the purchase out-of-pocket, or another hardship?

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08-28-2016 08:33 PM
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