DB, of all the machines out there, the ones I have least familiarity with are S/T. Thanks for your corrections. I think until the recent release of the Sleepyhead 1.0 beta, we couldn't even see data from these machines. Without more insight on why this prescription was issued, it's hard to judge the likelihood of success. I'm pretty sure the O.P will be using his machine for post-surgery support, and that he will be under an anesthesiologists care during the operation. Probably no problem in using his ASV until the replacement is in place. We don't even know how his current machine is setup other than min and max EPAP, and I don't think any data has been posted regarding the type of events that are making up his currently high AHI.
Ebitansky, let us know how you got on... And good luck with the surgery!
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Might I suggest that you call the hospital and discuss this with their respiratory technician. When I was hospitalized for two days of advanced cardiac diagnostics, the hospital supplied the machine and it was set per my doctor's orders.
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