Question on Minute Ventilation and Cpap
Saw EP on Tuesday and he changed my PM settings. This is the first time my settings have ever been changed. He upped the low rate to 70bpm and turned on Rate Response and Minute Ventilation.
I have intermittent Afib but since the settings change 48 hours ago I have been in Afib a good portion of it. My bouts of Afib are normally less than one hour.
TUES nite woke up to go to the bathroom and was in Afib and stayed in Afib until about an hour after I got up in the AM and stirred around. Last night was not in Afib when I went to bed. Woke up about midnight to go to bathroom and was in Afib. When I'm in Afib I have to pee a lot so I was up multiple times during the night and was still in Afib. Still in Afib when Ingot out of bed this AM and just finally converted about 11am to NSR.
Did some reading on the Boston Scienfific website about Minute Ventilation and it says that Minute Ventilation should be OFF if on "mechanical ventilation". I use a Cpap at a very high setting to sleep. Is Cpap considered a form of "mechanical ventilation"?
I sent a message to my EP through their patient portal to inform them of the extended Afib. They responded back within an hour and told me to send a report from the PM via the bedside monitor. Waiting on a call back.
Posing the question here to see if anyone has any experience with this.