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VPAP VS. CPAP
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joecrash43 Offline

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VPAP VS. CPAP
Can anyone tell me the difference between those two ? My last sleep studies were about 6 years ago and I am going to have bariatric surgery in the not too distant future, and the Dr. wants his patients to have been okayed by whomever put us on our CPAPs or VPAPs. I have a vpap, just wondered why whenever I tell a Dr or nurse that they say "oh, you mean a cpap!"

Thanks!
(This post was last modified: 04-15-2014 10:27 PM by joecrash43.)
04-15-2014 10:26 PM
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justMongo Offline

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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
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RE: VPAP VS. CPAP
VPAP is ResMed's trademarked word for a bilevel CPAP.
One pressure for inhalation, and a lower pressure for exhalation.
I see you have an SV machine. that machine initiates a breathe when you fail to breath.

So, which surgery are you having -- Roux-n-Y, Sleeve or Banding?

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04-15-2014 11:06 PM
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trish6hundred Offline

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Machine: Resmed S9 AutoSet for Her
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RE: VPAP VS. CPAP
Hi joecrash43,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more answers to your question and best of luck to you.

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04-16-2014 08:34 AM
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