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RE: New Member (Hello and Help!)
My apologies,
Let me rephrase, In about 5 years, when it's time to replace your VAuto, it would not be surprising for your DME, doctor, or insurance to question the necessity of a BiLevel based on your settings.

FYI your APAP settings would be
EPR= 3, Fulltime
Min Pressure = 9
Max Pressure = 20
to match your VAuto.
The Min Pressure need to be 9 because of the different way EPR is applied as compared to PS on a BiLevel.

I too can easily handle a PS of 3 on my VAuto, but I too feel more comfortable at the higher PS, besides my numbers are very good, at least until someone wants to see how I do without a machine ;-)
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RE: New Member (Hello and Help!)
(09-02-2019, 03:38 PM)bonjour Wrote: My apologies,
Let me rephrase, In about 5 years, when it's time to replace your VAuto, it would not be surprising for your DME, doctor, or insurance to question the necessity of a BiLevel based on your settings.  

FYI your APAP settings would be
EPR= 3, Fulltime
Min Pressure = 9
Max Pressure = 20
to match your VAuto.
The Min Pressure need to be 9 because of the different way EPR is applied as compared to PS on a BiLevel.

I too can easily handle a PS of 3 on my VAuto, but I too feel more comfortable at the higher PS, besides my numbers are very good,  at least until someone wants to see how I do without a machine ;-)

Ahh, OK. Got it. I'm going to see what 4 does, but I've heard the lower you can go, the better with PS. Thanks for your input and feedback. It's very helpful and appreciated!
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