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What does central sleep apnea syndrome mean?

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Dr. Jose Medina-Bairan
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Central sleep apnea

It means that your brain is not sending the "you have to breath signal" to your chest and lungs.
Your airways remain open in this case. You will need a special ventilator that breath for you when you don`t get the order.

In brief: Central sleep apnea

It means that your brain is not sending the "you have to breath signal" to your chest and lungs.
Your airways remain open in this case. You will need a special ventilator that breath for you when you don`t get the order.
Dr. Jose Medina-Bairan
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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry
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In brief: Occurs in brain

Central sleep apnea is a disorder of the brain as contrasted with obstructive sleep apnea which is due to a complete or partial obstruction of the airway leading to the lungs.
They have different forms of treatment that require a sleep study to diagnose.

In brief: Occurs in brain

Central sleep apnea is a disorder of the brain as contrasted with obstructive sleep apnea which is due to a complete or partial obstruction of the airway leading to the lungs.
They have different forms of treatment that require a sleep study to diagnose.
Dr. Robert Ryan
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Faulty brain signal

Central sleep apnea is where the brain tells the body not to breathe.
It can be seen in normal sleep with transitions from one stage of sleep to the next. It is very common in stroke patients and can be seen in other medical problems like heart failure. Treatment is cpap.

In brief: Faulty brain signal

Central sleep apnea is where the brain tells the body not to breathe.
It can be seen in normal sleep with transitions from one stage of sleep to the next. It is very common in stroke patients and can be seen in other medical problems like heart failure. Treatment is cpap.
Dr. Patrick Melder
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