Hello Guest, Welcome to Apnea Board !
As a guest, you are limited to certain areas of the board and there are some features you can't use.
To post a message, you must create a free account using a valid email address.

or Create an Account


New Posts   Today's Posts

Q: Is the ResMed VPAP ST an 'Auto-adjusting' machine???
#11
(10-13-2014, 02:29 PM)archangle Wrote: http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...%28BPAP%29

A bilevel machine switches between a high pressure (IPAP) for inhale and a lower pressure (EPAP) for exhale.

In S mode, the machine is in "Spontaneous" mode. It detects when you change from inhale to exhale.

In T mode, the machine is in "Timed" mode. It decides when to go from inhale pressure to exhale pressure.

In ST mode, the machine operates in S mode unless you stop breathing and then it switches to a form of T mode. This is a way to treat central apnea.

I believe the VPAP ST machine will do all three modes. It does not do auto adjusting.

The VPAP auto does NOT do T mode or ST mode. If you need T mode or ST mode for central apnea, it won't do it. The VPAP auto is not "superior" to the ST, or vice versa. Either one does things the other one doesn't

If you have central apnea, the VPAP Adapt does ASV mode, which is sort of a super ST mode.

Well, that's very informative!

Thanks a lot.

Post Reply Post Reply
#12

(10-13-2014, 02:29 PM)archangle Wrote: http://www.apneaboard.com/wiki/index.php...%28BPAP%29

A bilevel machine switches between a high pressure (IPAP) for inhale and a lower pressure (EPAP) for exhale.

In S mode, the machine is in "Spontaneous" mode. It detects when you change from inhale to exhale.

In T mode, the machine is in "Timed" mode. It decides when to go from inhale pressure to exhale pressure.

In ST mode, the machine operates in S mode unless you stop breathing and then it switches to a form of T mode. This is a way to treat central apnea.

I believe the VPAP ST machine will do all three modes. It does not do auto adjusting.

The VPAP auto does NOT do T mode or ST mode. If you need T mode or ST mode for central apnea, it won't do it. The VPAP auto is not "superior" to the ST, or vice versa. Either one does things the other one doesn't

If you have central apnea, the VPAP Adapt does ASV mode, which is sort of a super ST mode.



Thank you Smile

Post Reply Post Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  use adapt sv vpap with sleepyhead possible? john1951 1 29 2 hours ago
Last Post: Sleeprider
  No sleep study but buying an auto cpap machine today mikeinthecountry344 9 787 04-15-2017, 01:15 AM
Last Post: Hydrangea
Exclaimation CPAP Machine Choices - read this before you accept a new machine SuperSleeper 16 10,941 04-14-2017, 08:13 PM
Last Post: Sleepster
Question Resmed S8 as a backup machine? KCFLY 4 175 04-07-2017, 07:44 PM
Last Post: PaulaO2
  Adjusting my pressure Mikefh 10 388 04-02-2017, 07:55 PM
Last Post: Beej
  [split] Adjusting your own CPAP machine theintercomm 2 186 04-01-2017, 09:40 PM
Last Post: theintercomm
  SoClean 2 for Resmed AirSense 10 Auto Orionsnet 16 917 03-26-2017, 04:08 PM
Last Post: Orionsnet

Forum Jump:

New Posts   Today's Posts




About Apnea Board

Apnea Board is an educational web site designed to empower Sleep Apnea patients.

For any more information, please use our contact form.