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Bi-PAP Ventilatory System

BiPAP is a low pressure, electrically driven, flow triggered, non-continuous ventilator that provides pressure support ventilation via a nasal mask. The BIPAP system is intended to expand sleep apnea patient's ventilation by supplying pressurized air through a mask. Assistance is provided by the administration of two levels of positive pressure. During exhalation, air pressure is variably positive or near ambient. The inspiratory level is variably positive, and is always higher than the expiratory air pressure.

Advanced VPAP ResMed machine modes

Spontaneous mode - The VPAP machine cycles between the inspiratory (IPAP) and expiratory (EPAP) levels in response to the sleep apnea patient's triggers.

Spontaneous/Timed mode - The VPAP ResMed machine cycles between the IPAP and EPAP levels in response to the sleep apnea patient's triggers, same as in Spontaneous mode. However, if the patient fails to initiate a breath, the machine will cycle into IPAP based on a preset interval determined by the synchronized rate (BPM) control.

Timed mode - The VPAP ResMed machine cycles between the IPAP and EPAP levels based solely on the timing interval as determined by the rate (BPM) and the inspiratory time (%IPAP) controls. The sleep apnea patient may have spontaneous breaths at any point over the IPAP and EPAP levels.

CPAP mode - With the function selector set in the IPAP position, the desired CPAP level is obtained by adjusting the IPAP control.

IPAP - The pressure level that is maintained during the inspiratory phase of the Spontaneous mode, Spontaneous/Timed mode or Timed mode.

EPAP - The pressure level that is maintained during the expiratory phase of the Spontaneous mode, Spontaneous/Timed mode or Timed mode.

VPAP Machines

VPAP machines provide a Bi-level treatment in various cases of sleep apnea and other medical conditions. These conditions include some types of respiratory disorders, sleep disorders (e.g. obstructive and centeral sleep apnea) and other syndromes such as lung diseases, neuromuscular diseases and skeletal diseases. The Bi-level VPAP machines deliver 2 sets of pressures; high pressure during inhalation and low pressure during exhalation. The advanced models of this series feature a Spontaneous Mode that intiates breathing when neccessary and turns these machines into a noninvasive ventilator.

S9 VPAP™ Auto
The VPAP™ Auto is an auto-adjusting bilevel device designed to address the unique needs of noncompliant OSA patients while providing quiet and comfortable therapy.

• Enhanced AutoSet™ algorithm makes breathing feel more natural and comfortable
• Ultra quiet Easy-Breathe motor
• Intuitive menu settings and color LCD display
• Seamless integration with optional H5i™ heated humidifier with Climate Control

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Price: €2249.99

The VPAP™ ST is a bilevel device with backup rate that provides exceptional patient–ventilator synchrony, featuring Enhanced Easy-Breathe technology for quiet and comfortable therapy.

  • Ultra quiet Easy-Breathe motor
  • Intuitive menu settings and color LCD display
  • Seamless integration with optional H5i™ heated humidifier with Climate Control
  • Adjustable breath trigger/cycle
  • Adjustable rise time

    Maximum comfort with Climate Control
    The H5i™ heated humidifier offers advanced humidification with Climate Control, which automatically maintains temperature and humidity levels as conditions change throughout the night (and from season to season). Our patented ClimateLine™ tubing delivers a constant, comfortable temperature at the mask and also helps substantially reduce rainout.

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    Price: €3999.99

    The Autoset CS system of the 3rd Generation combines the proven algorithm of adaptive servo ventilation ResMed S9 with the platform and sets new standards for comfort and ease of handling. It provides an effective, individualized treatment for patients with obstructive and / or central sleep apnea and Cheyne-Stokes respiration.

    Proven ASV algorithm
  • Continuous calculation of target ventilation and individual pressure adjustment.
  • Print support, we quickly at high hypoventilation and hyperventilation turned down.
  • AutoSet CS measures and controls the patient's breathing from breath to breath.
  • Lowers the pressure support gradually after reaching the stable breathing from the comfort of minimum to avoid over ventilation and hypocapnia.

    Precise and comfortable breathing
  • Treated with the unique Easy Breathe technology, the system soft, natural than with devices that provide a traditional Bileveldruckkurve.
  • The patient's breathing pattern is followed in real time, so synchronization between patient and device is guaranteed at all times.
  • The system automatically evaluates the leakage and balances it, so that a consistent and accurate pressure output is achieved.

    Built on the proven technology platform:
  • Exclusive Climate Control ™ technology ResMed provides consistent, adapted to the environmental conditions humidification without condensation.
  • The unit comes with an intuitive, easy user interface with color display.
  • The usable in conjunction with the device thin and light SlimLine ™ - and Climate Line ™ tubes are flexible and save space
  • The various accessory provides more comfort and mobility options.
  • Data can be viewed on the device or downloaded as an overview with up to 7 days of high-resolution data using a single SD card.

    Modes: ASV, CPAP
    Ramp function: 0-45 mmin. in CPAP mode
    Easy-Breathe-curve: only in ASV mode
    Back-up frequency: Automatic (ASV mode)
    Event detection: Detection of low minute ventilation (central and obstructive) only in ASV mode
    Noise level: 24dB
    Display: Color Display
    Power: 110-240V, 50-60Hz
    Dimensions: 153mm x 140mm x 86mm
    Weight: 835g (only therapy device)
    Software Compatibility: Compatible with ResScan from version 3.13
    High resolution data: High-resolution flow and pressure data (25Hz) for seven nights over SD card
    Summary data: 365 days
    Detail data: 30 days
    Housing construction: Flame retardant engineering thermoplastic
    Electromagnetic Compatibility: (EMC) according to IEC 60601-1-2:2007, for residential, commercial, and Leichtindustriebauten
    In-flight. Resmed confirmed that the device VPAP S meets the requirements of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) (RTCA/DO-160F, Section 21, Category M) for all phases of flight
    IEC 60601-4 Classification: class II (double insulation), Type BF
    Model: 36110

    Package include:
  • S9 AutoSet CS
  • Humidifier H5i + Climate Control
  • Mirage Swift FX (Nasal Mask)
  • Mirage Quatro FX (full-face)
  • 3 years filter Supplay
  • 2 year warranty

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    Price: €7349.99

    Resmed AirCurve 10
    The AirCurve 10 S is ideal for sleep apnea patients who find it difficult to adjust to sleep apnea therapy on a continuous fixed pressure device, as well as patients who need extra pressure support. This bilevel machine has two different, adjustable set pressures which can make therapy feel more comfortable. An integrated humidifier simplifies setting up the device and makes therapy easier.

    The AirCurve 10 VAuto is an auto-adjusting bilevel device that uses the comfort of both the AutoSet™ algorithm and Easy-Breathe waveform in its VAuto algorithm to treat obstructive sleep apnea patients who can benefit from greater pressure support.

    The AirCurve 10 VAuto adjusts the baseline pressure to hold the airway open while maintaining a fixed pressure support

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    Price: €2699.99

    How Does it Work?

    Much like CPAP machines, The VPAP ResMed machine provides airway support by blowing air into the patient's airway, usually through a nasal mask or face mask. The main difference between CPAP and VPAP machines is that while a CPAP machine delivers a constant air pressure, The VPAP machine delivers two sets of air pressure - one for inhaling and another for exhaling.

    The pressure increases when the patient inhales and decreases when he exhales, making it easier for sleep apnea patients who have difficulty breathing spontaneously at their own rate and depth (and therefore need high air pressure for inhalation).

    The VPAP ResMed machine treats patients with neuromuscular diseases, since it delivers air in and out of the lungs without a need of a muscular effort. VPAP machines were developed to give even a better treatment for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome than the usual CPAP therapy that supported breathing only during inhalation.

    Many obstructive sleep apnea patients use Bi-level machines because they need a lower pressure during exhalation. The lower pressure makes Positive airway pressure treatment much more comfortable than a CPAP treatment.

    VPAP machines offer the most significant improvements in patients' convenience as they achieve patient-machine synchrony.

    The VPAP ResMed machine needs to stay in synchronization with the patient on each inhale and exhale.

    The latest VPAP III series by ResMed includes 3 advanced VPAP machines for sleep apnea patients. These VPAP machines utilize the latest technology in variable positive airway pressure treatment, with a patented Vsync and TiControl features that provide perfect synchrony even with air leaks. In addition, 2 of the VPAP machines in the VPAP III series include not less than 4 operation programs that are used at different rates for the patient's comfort.

    For a more comfortable therapy, many obstructive sleep apnea patients are recommended to add an integrated humidifier which adds moisture and heat to the dry air provided by the VPAP machine. Much like in CPAP machines, the heated humidifier helps the sleep apnea patient experience a more natural feeling throughout the treatment and eliminate the dryness that obstructive sleep apnea patients often feel during the treatment.
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