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New Aircurve 10 ASV machine - help please
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RE: New Aircurve 10 ASV machine - help please
I remember your early posts in the forum and immediately though you'd end up on ASV. I get criticized for calling ASV too quickly, but I have yet to see someone not do better with it, that needed it. Congrats on the progress. Nothing like using the right therapy.
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#52
RE: New Aircurve 10 ASV machine - help please
If it's any consolation, calling it early will always be right in about a third of of those with high numbers of pressure induced CA. The other two thirds will settle down within 3 months. An ideal world would be to give everyone of these people an ASV for 3 months and then get them titrated in three months time, to see the ones that still need it. Given the number of hoops the US health system makes you jump through. By the time the ASV titration is done, you are getting to at least a couple of months anyway.

I think this one was the craziest turn around. It only took a few days.
http://www.apneaboard.com/forums/Thread-...-s-my-data?
mask fit http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...ask_Primer
For auto-cpap, from machine data or software. You can set the min pressure 1 or 2cm below 95%. Or clinicians commonly use the maximum or 95% pressure for fixed pressure CPAP, this can also be used for min pressure.
https://aasm.org/resources/practiceparam...rating.pdf
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#53
RE: New Aircurve 10 ASV machine - help please
Thanks for your comments, mate. I was very impatiently waiting for my care provider to prescribe an ASV machine for my health care provider. Overall though they did respond very well. It has been 3 1/2 months between the time that I informed my primary care doctor about high AHIs with complex central apneas to getting the ASV. Meantime, they had provided me with a biPAP Vauto which I explained to them that it would not work. I was on that for 2 months before they agreed it was so. I found my sleep doctor to be very competent and the sleep therapy technicians to be very knowledgeable. My first machines in 1996 were huge, noisy, CPAP (fixed) machines and although BiPAPs were available they were very expensive. APAP was just coming out. Even that first fixed CPAP was a godsend to me and gave me back my life.
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RE: New Aircurve 10 ASV machine - help please
I have had 9 days or rather nights of therapy. The results are very good and I will no longer post on this thread about my therapy. I had 2 nights of ZERO events in 8 hours on the mask with at least 7 hours of deep sleep! The rest of the nights, except for 2 exceptions, I only had 1, 2, or 3 events at the most! The exception nights I had problems with the mask or was sleeping on my back and the AHIs were 2 and 2.9. I am not going to change the doctor's settings because they work fine for me at minEPAP=10 cm, maxEPAP=15 cm, minPS=0, maxPS=10cm. For all these days I was with the machine for greater than 7 hours on a continuous basis and the average time for the 9 days is 8 hours.
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