just curious how they determined what his pressure should be. I agree with retired guy. see what the data is after a few days and post it here.
Thanks so much for all your replies! He seems to have done better last night with not as many central apneas. His original AHI from the sleep study without the machine was 28. The first night's stats were: AI-12.7, OA-5.2, CA-7.5, AHI-13.9, Leaks at 7.2 95%. Last night's stats were: AI-3.5, OA-1.5, CA-2.0, AHI-5.1 Leaks at 0 at 95%. So there is an improvement. But I sent him to the doctor's office this morning with his data card to have them analyze it to make sure the settings for this therapy are correct and they said his therapy is right where is it suppose to be, so I guess everything is OK.
Thanks so much for your help :-)
It is great that you are being treated and now you hubby is getting treatment! It seems that spouses are often the ones who notice the apnea and get things rolling.
Evpraxia in the Pacific Northwest USA
Diagnosed: 44 AHI when supine, O2 down to 82%
Treated since 20 Sept 2014:: 0.7 AHI, Settings 7-15, EPR on Full Time at Level 3
Better living through CPAP/APAP machines!
01-25-2015, 12:35 AM
(This post was last modified: 01-25-2015, 12:38 AM by vsheline.)
(01-23-2015, 03:13 PM)Aremoni Wrote: Last night's stats were: AI-3.5, OA-1.5, CA-2.0, AHI-5.1 Leaks at 0 at 95%. So there is an improvement. But I sent him to the doctor's office this morning with his data card to have them analyze it to make sure the settings for this therapy are correct and they said his therapy is right where is it suppose to be, so I guess everything is OK.
It is fairly common for the number of central apneas to be a little too high during the initial weeks of therapy, and for the number of central events to gradually degrease as we become accustomed to the therapy.
If his CA index had stayed typically at 5 or higher, even after a month or two of therapy, I would have advised that he should request an ASV titration and an ASV machine, but it seems unlikely that it would be needed in his case.
Membership in the Advisory Member group should not be understood as in any way implying medical expertise or qualification for advising Sleep Apnea patients concerning their treatment. The Advisory Member group provides advice and suggestions to Apnea Board administrators and staff on matters concerning Apnea Board operation and administrative policies - not on matters concerning treatment for Sleep Apnea. I think it is now too late to change the name of the group but I think Voting Member group would perhaps have been a more descriptive name for the group.