For patients with central sleep apnea, complex sleep apnea and periodic breathing, DreamStation BiPAP autoSV is designed to deliver optimal ventilation with minimal intervention. Its clinically proven algorithm provides support when needed, and works with patient breathing patterns to minimize applied pressure, pressure support and machine breaths - so your patients can experience comfortable, restful sleep.
The device is intended to augment patient breathing by supplying pressurized air through a patient circuit. It senses the patient’s breathing effort by monitoring airflow in the patient circuit and adjusts its output to assist in inhalation and exhalation. This therapy is known as Bi-level ventilation. Bi-level ventilation provides a higher pressure, known as IPAP (Inspiratory Positive Airway Pressure), when you inhale, and a lower pressure, known as EPAP (Expiratory Positive Airway Pressure), when you exhale. The higher pressure support your inhalation, and the lower pressure makes it easier for you to exhale.
When prescribed, the device can also provide features to help make your therapy more comfortable. The ramp function allows you to lower the pressure when trying to fall asleep. The air pressure will gradually increase until the prescription pressure is reached. Additionally, the Flex comfort feature provides increased pressure relief during the expiratory phase of breathing.
Several accessories are also available for use with the device. Contact your home care service provider to purchase any accessories not included with your system.
The device is intended to provide mask-applied non-invasive ventilatory support to adult patients (>30 kg) for the primary treatment of obstructive sleep-disordered breathing with secondary Central Sleep Apnea or Cheyne-Stokes Respiration (CSR).
The device may be used in the hospital or home.
This device is not intended for life support or invasive ventilation. The device provides Positive Pressure Ventilation and is indicated for assisted ventilation through a noninvasive interface. The device has the capability of providing a back-up rate as needed. The device does not provide ventilation with a guaranteed tidal volume delivery. Patients requiring ventilation at a predetermined tidal volume are not candidates for Pressure Support ventilation.