Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

[CPAP] ResMed - Unclassified Apneas
#11
RE: ResMed - Unclassified Apneas
(01-17-2015, 08:17 AM)MR-ab Wrote: this is finally beginning to make some sense to me. Selecting appropriate pressure settings looks like it will be a trial and error process in my case. I know for certain that increasing pressure triggered 3x the number of central apneas during my titration measurements, yet I may still have residual obstructive apneas to address that will require increased pressure. I'm doing much better than my 50-60 AHI per hour before CPAP, but would love to get it below 10 on average as a mid-term goal.

Hi Mike,

Some doctors seem not very concerned about a moderate amount of pressure-induced central apneas which may show up during an initial titration, because, as our system becomes accustomed to breathing under pressure, these pressure-induced central events tend to reduce and disappear, during the first few weeks or months of therapy.

Hopefully, that will be true in your case, too.

This may be why insurance companies sometimes require a trial with a standard xPAP or standard bi-level machine without a backup rate, before approving an ASV bi-level titration and an ASV machine for patients who may have lots of centrals during a titration.

Take care,
--- Vaughn

Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.
Post Reply Post Reply



Donate to Apnea Board  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  New Member - Central Apneas of Just Slow Breathing? Coach43 8 236 03-17-2019, 05:43 AM
Last Post: bonjour
  Apneas super low but suddenly tired again Zainabpb 9 364 02-23-2019, 01:45 PM
Last Post: Fats Drywaller
Question [CPAP] What does it mean if central apneas are preceded by uneven breathing? Angstroli 2 190 02-22-2019, 12:07 PM
Last Post: Angstroli
  [CPAP] Long apneas RobertWA 5 200 02-03-2019, 01:18 AM
Last Post: RobertWA
  [Equipment] Can the DreamStation Auto CPAP detect central apneas? nbritton 1 177 01-07-2019, 07:45 AM
Last Post: Walla Walla
  Switched to BiPAP, now lots of central apneas Tom83 2 318 11-05-2018, 08:43 PM
Last Post: Tom83
  [Treatment] Apneas increases slowly Zainabpb 8 284 11-03-2018, 05:53 AM
Last Post: Rcgop


New Posts   Today's Posts






About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.