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[Diagnosis] Central apneas diagnosed w/ OSA?
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Central apneas diagnosed w/ OSA?
Is it possible to have majority of apneas on home and in clinic sleep study show central apneas (90%) vs obstructive (10%) and still be diagnosed w/ OSA?
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RE: Central apneas diagnosed w/ OSA?
It is possible to have 1 signle obstructive apnea and nothing else but Central apnea and be diagnosed with OSA. We have seen it here.
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RE: Central apneas diagnosed w/ OSA?
I went to a sleep specialist today and he said that it is possible to still have OSA but have more central apneas than obstructive apneas
on the study. Its frustrating bc everything I have read seems like that is not the case.
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RE: Central apneas diagnosed w/ OSA?
On my own sleep study with 124 CA and 24 OA "well you have obstructive and need a BPAP." The doc that gave that diagnosis could not see central apnea.
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RE: Central apneas diagnosed w/ OSA?
Those are similar numbers to mine did BiPAP help? I told him I wanted ASV. And he set me up with another sleep study and ordered C02 morning levels to help diagnose Central apnea. Also ordered another sleep test following. Something called MSLT.
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RE: Central apneas diagnosed w/ OSA?
No it made centrals go up. ResMed AirCurve ASV was very effective at helping a lot.
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RE: Central apneas diagnosed w/ OSA?
multiple sleep latency test (MSLT) tests for excessive daytime sleepiness, AKA daytime nap test
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RE: Central apneas diagnosed w/ OSA?
How did you go about getting ASV? doctor shop until you found one you liked?
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RE: Central apneas diagnosed w/ OSA?
With a hard copy of the BPAP sleep study showing those numbers, I went to the same docs office that prescribed the BPAP. In this case, I was seen by the nurse. I told her my BPAP makes me more tired and have headaches. When I showed her that PSG, I asked how we're going to combat central apnea, does this need an ASV. She said that's her suggestion. It took a few months from there to get the ASV with a new PSG and pre-auth for insurance. Then I chose a local DME that issued ResMed AirCurve ASV.
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RE: Central apneas diagnosed w/ OSA?
FWIW here's the link back to how I originally discussed getting ASV in my thread.

GO HERE

Edit PS the nurse was accidentally mentioned as a doc in that older recollection
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