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[Symptoms] clear airway
05-24-2016, 08:37 PM
Thank you, I will try these settings for a week and see what happens
05-24-2016, 09:10 PM
Basically, The ASV is used to treat central sleep apnea, usually when lesser machines were unsuccessful.
Most medical practitioners consider an index of 5 or higher to be the threshold. In other words, an average of 5 events per hour.
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05-24-2016, 09:34 PM
In USA, some insurance companies require the CAI (CA Index, number of CA per hour) to be at least 10 or even 15 to be eligible for coverage of an ASV machine, but I think most are like USA Medicare, which (if memory serves) allows ASV coverage if the patient with non-ASV treatment has a CAI of at least 5 (yours is) and if the CAI is larger than the OAI (yours is), and if the patient is still having symptoms of excessive daytime sleepiness, and if an ASV titration shows that ASV therapy is able to reduce the AHI or RDI to acceptable levels (which your ASV titration will likely show).
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05-31-2016, 09:31 AM
(05-24-2016, 04:26 PM)Sleeprider Wrote: Hey 67badger, the numbers are not too bad for someone early in their therapy. Let me explain your settings. You have an auto bilevel machine and are using it in a fixed pressure mode. The TiMAX of 2, TiMIN of 3 and rise time are defaults. You are using IPAP at 13.4 and EPAP at 9.4 which means you have a pressure support of 4.0 cm.Thank you Sleeprider, I have been using your suggested settings for a week now and have had a high AHI of 2.6 and a low last night of 0.9 (best ever in almost 8 years of CPAP use).
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