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EPR and Centrals
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EPR and Centrals
Hello and thank you. 

Can EPR cause central apneas?
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RE: EPR and Centrals
Yes!  The difference in pressure during the change of respiration direction will cause a CO2 washout in the body.  CO2 is responsible for triggering a breath reflex.
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RE: EPR and Centrals
In treatment emergents central are caused by lower CO2 levels. Meaning your Cpap is doing a good job. EPR helps you with flow limit and H events (both are but different levels of apnea).

And because of this some people get more centrals using EPR. THEY usually go away after using it a few weeks. So we do move people off and back on after central go down.
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