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Oxygen saturation high, AHI high?
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Oxygen saturation high, AHI high?
The O2 levels consistently measure about 95 or higher with no drops below 90.
The AHIs will often be at 20.  Does anyone have ideas about how this could happen? Not sure how to proceed. 
I am asking this for a good friend who is not on this board.
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RE: Oxygen saturation high, AHI high?
Is there any way you can convince your friend to try OSCAR? We're going to need more info, data on what's going on during sleep sessions. I'm somewhat having an impression that Central Apnea events might impact oxygen rates less than Obstructive. Even so it's hard to tell what may be happening.
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RE: Oxygen saturation high, AHI high?
My first thought was that lots of short apnea events might drive up the AHI without driving down the O2sat. Upon further thought I realized that 90% O2sat is actually borderline dangerously low.

And of course I would recommend getting some OSCAR charts so that more experienced people here can make some recommendations.
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