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Is This Cheyne-Stokes Respiration?
Hello everyone and thank you for responding to my thread. I thought some of the replies I got were not necessarily in keeping with what we do here so in closing this thread I'd like to elaborate on why I started it.

I have CVD and had a successful triple bypass in 2013. After a lifetime of doing the usual bloke denial thing I got a very lucky break. The cardiac surgeon said I had no more than three months left when I was operated on and the circumstances leading to that operation were fortuitous to say the least. I now take my health very seriously and if an issue arises I deal with it. At the same time, I want to be sure that I should be genuinely seeing a medical specialist. I don't want to waste valuable time or resources.

I am very aware of what is available to me via Australia's excellent health care system. It is why I have private health coverage so that I can take full advantage of that system. My local hospital is a University teaching facility and has some of the top specialists in the country on its staff. As an ex cardiac patient, if I go in with a possible heart issue I will be taken seriously.

To the member that said that I was 'self medicating' can I suggest "isn't this the reason that nearly all of this use this forum?" We use the advice given to try and improve our condition as opposed to going and seeing our doctors. The reasons for doing it this way don't need to be stated do they?

I got enough information from members responding to this thread to suggest that I do not have CSR and am quite relieved as congestive heart failure does run in the family.

Once again, thanks for your input.
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I would see a dr and get a sleep study, CVD with pulmonary edema is common. This is normally treated with straight cpap and Auto or bilevel may be counter productive and studies show an increase in heart attack.
this is a start

what originally informed me me was a youtube on NIV
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I passed the edit time.

this is the study referred to in the video
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Thank you for both sources which I am thinking about. 

I want to give the BiPAP time to work for me. Already my max pressure is lower than when on APAP and it is continuing to fall. OA is virtually nonexistent, there are some hypopneas and the RERAs (which were my main concern) look like they might be coming down. I'm no longer concerned that my PBs are Cheyne-Stokes.
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