I was hoping someone could tell me if the backup rate on the PR System One BiPAP AutoSV Advanced machine is set to "Auto" will it give a breath if I stop breathing because of a central event? My sleep doctor told me that it won't. The only way this machine will ventilate if you stop breathing due to central events, is if the backup rate is set to a specific rate.
I'm asking because he had it set at 12, but I have asthma and sometimes it can take me longer to exhale. With the backup rate set at 12, the machine would try to push a breath when I was still exhaling. So I changed it to Auto. My doctor understood but he was worried.
To me, it doesn't make sense. The machine is in ASV mode and whether it's set to 12 or Auto, it should activate when there is no flow.