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Looking for suggestions, Heart problem with CPAP ?

First off thank you in advance for reading this.

I am new to using the cpap data and have seen what I assumed a data problem. I dismissed it as nothing. I wanted to get more information so as suggested I got a recording oximeter.

Using Sleepyhead to combine both machines data it looks like they both show an event. I think that it may not be something to dismiss. The events are not on every days chart and they are not always the same. What I first saw was a pulse rate over 200. Adding the oxygen information that drops into the 60's made me take more interest. The pules goes away for about 30 seconds then returns at a very slow beat for another 30 seconds before returning to a normal rate. I am going to take this information to my doctor in the morning but I was hoping that you might offer some ideas.

I am not alb to send a screen shot yet. I will when I can.

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05-24-2016 01:51 AM
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RE: Looking for suggestions, Heart problem with CPAP ?
Keeping in mind, I am not a doctor, it sounds like episodes of either afib or Vtach.
You likely need to be on a 24 hour Holter monitor to record your EKG over a day/night.
Or, it could be "SSS" Sick Sinus Syndrome. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sick_sinus_syndrome

Then again, it could just be an artifact of your oximeter.

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05-24-2016 05:11 AM
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RE: Looking for suggestions, Heart problem with CPAP ?
I think your cardiologist will be very interested in your findings. keep us posted.

Rich

Apnea Board Member RobySue has posted a Beginners Guide to Sleepyhead Software here: http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...SleepyHead
05-24-2016 05:49 PM
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RE: Looking for suggestions, Heart problem with CPAP ?
I got a visit set up for Tuesday. It was the soonest time I could get. I will let you know the outcome.

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05-24-2016 06:00 PM
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RE: Looking for suggestions, Heart problem with CPAP ?
I saw the lung doctor today. He looked at the charts from Sleepyhead and sent me to get set up for a Holter monitor as this form suggested. He also set up a "Sniff test" to check for other problems. I will try to keep you folks up to date.

Thanks for all the great information.

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05-25-2016 07:14 PM
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RE: Looking for suggestions, Heart problem with CPAP ?
I had to look up sniff test...
"The sniff test is a fluoroscopic exam used to evaluate whether the diaphragm (the muscle that controls breathing) moves in the proper direction during various maneuvers including normal breathing and while rapidly inhaling."

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05-25-2016 07:40 PM
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RE: Looking for suggestions, Heart problem with CPAP ?
I was thinking that was like a cat scan (as opposed to a CAT scan).

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05-25-2016 07:55 PM
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