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[CPAP] Low oxygen on CPAP/hearth palpitation and cough + Oscar reading
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RE: Low oxygen on CPAP/hearth palpitation and cough + Oscar reading
Yep, ultrasound will tell you about artery/valve issues and such--plumbing--but NOTHING about electrical issues. these last are the cause of most heart arrhythmia. 

My EP told me my atrial fibrillation won't kill me but the stroke that it causes might. I'm not saying this is your issue! But the reason undetected afib is concerning is that blood pools in the atria and then clots. when normal functioning begins again--since arrhythms are intermittent or only at night--those clots are thrown. This can cause a stroke.

my heart functioning is excellent in terms of its plumbing. In fact it was my over exercising that was the likely culprit for my afib developing. Marathon runners and nordic skiers all are far more likely to develop fib than regular schlubs. Swimmers too.


Again, perhaps press for a Zio patch/Holter monitor. I hope I'm not sounding alarmist! I just think this is good practice.
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RE: Low oxygen on CPAP/hearth palpitation and cough + Oscar reading
Due to heart palpitations I've mentioned for a few years to doctors, my new cardiologist had me do a chemical stress test. It revealed a heart condition called PVC or premature ventricular contractions. It is I'm thinking my left ventricle that goes rogue and beats prematurely of the normal beat electrical signal and things go off-kilter, tending to make heart rate go up but oxygen level goes down. I am not sure if any of this applies, nor do I imply it does apply, but here's the 2 cents worth anyway. Get doc to check things out is my best piece of advice.
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RE: Low oxygen on CPAP/hearth palpitation and cough + Oscar reading
(11-18-2020, 04:28 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: I think your strategy needs to be to slowly increase PS to drive down flow limitation, but not so high as to cause CA. You will find that you will likely adapt as you go up in PS, so don't hesitate to be at the point where CAI is about 1/hour.  

With regard to your question about the machine, there is no official way for you to do that kind of modification, however as a member, you can read the COVID-19 forum, and at the top of the page is a restricted thread called "machine modificaitons". If you want to read that, you might find something interesting.

Hello, I checked the COVID-19 forum but couldn't find any restricted threads.
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