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Is the Fisher & Paykel Icon Auto an APAP Machine?
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Is the Fisher & Paykel Icon Auto an APAP Machine?
Hi I just had one quick question, is the Fisher & Paykel Icon Auto model an APAP model?
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RE: Is the Fisher & Paykel Icon Auto an APAP Machine?
(07-10-2015, 04:29 PM)callum25 Wrote: Hi I just had one quick question, is the Fisher & Paykel Icon Auto model an APAP model?

Yes, Icon + is the latter model
https://www.fphcare.com.au/sleep-apnea/c.../f-p-icon/

Personally, I would avoid the Icon and pick one from the list below, because the Icon does not have EPR and don't detect central apnea. I prefer ResMed for the simple reason, the LCD sleep report is quite detailed and report unintentional leak ... YMMV
1- ResMed S9 AutoSet
3- ResMed AirSense 10 AutoSet for Her
3- PR System One Auto model number 560 (561 Australia and Canada)
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RE: Is the Fisher & Paykel Icon Auto an APAP Machine?
I agree that the ResMed machines are pretty good. I have the S9 autoset and I am pretty happy with it.

But since callum25 indicates "Male", on the specs, I would recommend the regular Airsense 10, and not the "for her" model. I also recommend that over the S9, because the S9 does not really consider arousals directly in its data. It treats them by treating apnea, but the Respironics models and the ResMed Airsense 10 are more equipped to handle that data directly. If your xPAP is treating your events but you still have some arousals, it is probably a good thing to be able to see that data directly. In my case, I don't seem to have any arousals, so the S9 is fine for someone like me.

If you have pretty good treatment and a low treated AHI, that is great. But some folks still have arousals even with good xPAP treatment, so anyone starting out or having knowledge that arousals are an issue for them should probably avoid ResMed models older than the Airsense 10.

And usually the term "auto" implies an APAP, or a CPAP that can adjust pressure automatically within a set range, which is much more effective therapy for most OSA sufferers than the fixed pressure of straight CPAP. But if I were shopping, that is something I would want to verify definitively.
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RE: Is the Fisher & Paykel Icon Auto an APAP Machine?
Callum, just a note. When you have questions that are related, just put them into the same thread. It keeps your answers together and makes it easier for folks to answer you.

Welcome to the forum!! Coffee
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RE: Is the Fisher & Paykel Icon Auto an APAP Machine?
(07-10-2015, 07:41 PM)Mosquitobait Wrote: Callum, just a note. When you have questions that are related, just put them into the same thread. It keeps your answers together and makes it easier for folks to answer you.

Welcome to the forum!! Coffee
I've mentioned it too but yours is a much better way of saying it Smile
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...#pid121174
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