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VPAP vs CPAP
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Can a person ever go from needing a VPAP to needing a CPAP. What causes this change?
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VPAP is ResMeds trademarked name for a BiLevel CPAP. i.e. - a CPAP with a split between inspiratory pressure and expiratory pressure.
BiLevel would be the generic term for VPAP.

Specifically, you asked: "Can a person ever go from needing a VPAP to needing a CPAP. What causes this change?"
Going from VPAP to CPAP is sort of a downgrade. And, a VPAP machine can generally run in CPAP mode; either by a mode change in menu; or just by narrowing the split to essentially zero.

Now, if your asking about the VPAP Adapt SV in your profile -- that's a whole 'nother question.
The VPAP Adapt SV is an ASV machine used to treat Central Sleep apnea (where the patient has periods of no respiratory drive); or other forms of sleep disordered breathing. Can a person ever go from needing a VPAP Adapt SV to a CPAP? Very rarely.

Senario: Perhaps a person who has need for regular pain medication is deemed to need an ASV. Later, they no longer need the pain meds. So, they can go to CPAP.

CPAP is generally used to treat plain vanilla Obstructive sleep apnea.
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(01-11-2015, 10:19 AM)justMongo Wrote: VPAP is ResMeds trademarked name for a BiLevel CPAP. i.e. - a CPAP with a split between inspiratory pressure and expiratory pressure.
BiLevel would be the generic term for VPAP.

Specifically, you asked: "Can a person ever go from needing a VPAP to needing a CPAP. What causes this change?"
Going from VPAP to CPAP is sort of a downgrade. And, a VPAP machine can generally run in CPAP mode; either by a mode change in menu; or just by narrowing the split to essentially zero.

Now, if your asking about the VPAP Adapt SV in your profile -- that's a whole 'nother question.
The VPAP Adapt SV is an ASV machine used to treat Central Sleep apnea (where the patient has periods of no respiratory drive); or other forms of sleep disordered breathing. Can a person ever go from needing a VPAP Adapt SV to a CPAP? Very rarely.

Senario: Perhaps a person who has need for regular pain medication is deemed to need an ASV. Later, they no longer need the pain meds. So, they can go to CPAP.

CPAP is generally used to treat plain vanilla Obstructive sleep apnea.

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#4
Hi bmoebius,
WELCOME! to the forum.!
Hang in there for more answers to your questions and much success to you as you continue your CPAP therapy.
trish6hundred
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