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Poll: Do you have central apnea?
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Little or no central apnea
56.52%
13 56.52%
Significant central apnea: pre-existing
26.09%
6 26.09%
Significant central apnea: treatment emergent
17.39%
4 17.39%
Total 23 vote(s) 100%
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[Diagnosis] Do you have central sleep apnea?
#11
RE: Do you have central sleep apnea?
I scored 124 central to 24 obstructive on the sleep study to qualify for BPAP. One of those central events was about 90 seconds. Guess the tech didn't want to disturb me. BPAP use was short lived as the ASV was needed, demanded by me. My ResMed ASV stops most all events; AHI 4 or less now.
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#12
RE: Do you have central sleep apnea?
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#13
RE: Do you have central sleep apnea?
I feel like I have CSA. Would medication possibly mask it?
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#14
RE: Do you have central sleep apnea?
(10-19-2019, 03:48 PM)Toushiro303 Wrote: I feel like I have CSA. Would medication possibly mask it?

I'm not sure a med would help nor which if it could. The only way I know to help that is via a machine like my ASV or an ST, and that's after having a PSG/sleep study indicate medical necessity.
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#15
RE: Do you have central sleep apnea?
Little to none, according to Sleepyhead/Oscar. I seem to have my events pretty much controlled now, only 1-2 or less, and mostly hypopnea. All good.
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#16
RE: Do you have central sleep apnea?
My first PSG showed an OA index of 0.7, CA index 5.6, mixed 0.9 and hypopnea index 8.2.  Therapy with APAP and bilevel brought out significantly more centrals. So that would make it pre-existing central with more emergent. I probably should have been diagnosed with mixed apnea and put on ASV at the outset, but that took several more years of sleepiness and frustration. I don't think most sleep docs have any clue about central or mixed apnea, and OSA is the default diagnosis.
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#17
RE: Do you have central sleep apnea?
bemused Wrote:I don't think most sleep docs have any clue about central or mixed apnea, and OSA is the default diagnosis.

You're absolutely right! There seems to be a perception that central apnea is so rare that it doesn't even enter the mindset. What we've seen on this forum indicates to me that it's not nearly as rare as the docs think it is (those who think about it at all). Admittedly we are a biased sample and this is by no means a scientific analysis but there is enough central apnea happening that the docs really should pay it heed.
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