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Periodic breathing

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Periodic breathing

Postby drowsy_jack » Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:47 am

My Respironics machine lists "periodic breathing" among other things. Mine was 2 % . What does this mean?
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Re: Periodic breathing

Postby Todzo » Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:57 am

drowsy_jack wrote:My Respironics machine lists "periodic breathing" among other things. Mine was 2 % . What does this mean?


Hi Jack!

Glad you asked, been wondering myself (just got a new CPAP).

From a Respironics sales sheet:

PERIODIC BREATHING

Periodic breathing is defined as alternating periods of
hyperventilation with waxing/waning tidal volume and periods
of central hypopneas or apneas. There are many forms of
periodic breathing, one of which is Cheyne-Stokes Respiration
(CSR). CSR is characterized by a cyclic pattern of waxing and
waning during periods of apnea, and deep, rapid breathing.

Now we know,

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