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My Journey from BiPAP Auto to Aircurve 10 Vauto
RE: My Journey from BiPAP Auto to Aircurve 10 Vauto
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Apnea (80-100%) 10 seconds, Hypopnea (50-80%) 10 seconds, Flow Limits (0-50%) not timed 
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RE: My Journey from BiPAP Auto to Aircurve 10 Vauto
Sorry to take up someones time.  I am not having problems with therapy, I'm just trying to learn.  I thought I understood about checking the charts for mouth breathing.  As I understood it, the Leak rate had flat tops it was mouth breathing.   As I have been reading it talked about the zoom into the flow rate and the top of each breath was flat and that showed mouth breathing.

So I'm confused -  Here is my last nights chart.  I had a couple of large leaks.  I took a zoom of the charts.  The leak rate is flat as a board but the Flow Rate looks to me to have all rounded tops.  What am I misunderstanding?


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RE: My Journey from BiPAP Auto to Aircurve 10 Vauto
The flow rate is normal and does not show the flat tops of flow limitation. The leaks appear to be mouth leaks because the graph shows plateaus or flat peaks. I think you are confusing the two separate issues. Leaks are your number one problem because they increase the flow rate of your VPAP which dilutes your supplemental oxygen.
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