29 Day on therapy
11 days over AHI 10 or plus -Max of 29.20 (today)
6 days above 5 or above AHI but below 10
12 days below 5 AHI
All 29 days without exception, Clear Airway events were more than ~ 3/4 of the total events .
Clear Airway events avg. 57 with a high of 190 (last night) the CAs are mostly in groups i.e. last night the largest group was 1 Hr & 20 Min1/2 hrs
2nd group was 40 Min remaining groups 3-5 min.
Obstructive events normaly run low.
Hypopnea & Unclassified events are small and never in groups
Below is Data from when I started (29 Days)
Median 95th Percentile Max
IPAP 7.6 11.2 12.25
EPAP 5 8.2 9.6
Apnea Index 10.2
Sleep Study Results :
Due to a lack of time, optimal pressure was not obtained. At 11/6 his index was still elevated @27 per Hr. with the lowest oxygen saturation of 87%
I just couldn’t make myself go to sleep both times and knew I needed to sleep, just a different environment.
I was sent home with the settings of 4/15 from the supplier and PS 4.0
I have adj. pressures to 6.4 / 12.6 & PS 4.0
Hope I did not include stuff not needed, on the other hand if anyone would like to have additional Info. to help in the evaluation I will get it with pleasure.
My questions are:
1. Does the setting need to be tweaked?
2.Should I be concerned with oxygen saturation , if so, give me some recommendations .
3. Do you think I can expect improvements from where I am today . Ballpark #s ?
Not for sure this is need but better more than less.
I have AFIB and have had an ablation in Sept. of last year, but haven’t seen an improvement the I was expecting.
Hope this VCAP machine will help bring the help needed