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Vpap vs Auto-Cpap - whats' the difference?
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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: integrated, Climate line tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: RLS and Bradycardia

Sex: Female
Location: Minneapolis

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Vpap vs Auto-Cpap - whats' the difference?
Just wondering if someone can explain the difference? When I see the description for a Vpap, it sounds just like an auto c-pap.
04-17-2015 10:23 PM
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Machine: ResMed VPAP Auto (S9)
Mask Type: Full face mask
Mask Make & Model: ResMed Mirage Quattro
Humidifier: ResMed H5i
CPAP Pressure: 18 IPAPmax - 11 EPAPmin, PS=5
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RE: Vpap vs Auto-Cpap - whats' the difference?
VPAP is ResMed's tradename for a bilevel machine. Not necessarily an auto.
For example the the VPAP S is a fixed bilevel machine.
Bilevel has one pressure for inhalation and another (lower) pressure for exhalation.
Typically the split between the two pressures is fixed.
VPAP auto is an auto bilevel. The VPAP auto can act very similar to an Autoset.
The VPAP auto can run up to 25 cm-H2O IPAP.
And, the split between IPAP and EPAP, called Pressure Support (PS) can be wider that the EPR=3 limit on an Autoset.

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04-17-2015 10:30 PM
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Mosquitobait Offline

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Machine: Resmed AirSense 10 For Her
Mask Type: Nasal pillows
Mask Make & Model: Airfit P10
Humidifier: integrated, Climate line tube
CPAP Pressure: 9-12
CPAP Software: ResScan SleepyHead

Other Comments: RLS and Bradycardia

Sex: Female
Location: Minneapolis

Post: #3
RE: Vpap vs Auto-Cpap - whats' the difference?
Got it. Thanks for the swift answer. Smile
04-17-2015 11:16 PM
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