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03-16-2014, 01:14 PM
what is the recommended level of central apneas? and how can you lower them?
03-16-2014, 01:24 PM
Hi hoenose, welcome to the forums!
recommended level of central apneas? zero
how can you lower them? with effective xPAP therapy
Effective treatment typically means AHI is 5.0 or less.
03-16-2014, 01:29 PM
check this thread out
03-17-2014, 11:34 PM
(03-16-2014, 01:14 PM)hosenose Wrote: what is the recommended level of central apneas? and how can you lower them?A few centrals now and then scored by a PAP machine are nothing to worry about. So how many centrals are we talking about?
In general, a sleep doc is not likely to worry about centrals scored by a PAP machine unless all of the following criteria are met:
If CompSA is confirmed by an in-lab sleep study, then the patient will most likely be moved to a bi-level or an ASV machine. Technically, the bi-level PAP machines aren't really designed to treat CompSA, but some insurance companies will insist on a bi-level trial because for some folks with CompSA, the change to bi-level provides enough of a reduction in mean pressure to allow the CompSA to resolve itself over time. But if it doesn't, or if the sleep doc is willing to fight for it, an ASV machine will eventually need to be prescribed.
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