Monday, May 27, 2013

The 7 Warning Signs Of A Heart Attack

Here are 7 signs that can be taken as warning and could help avert a catastrophic situation:

1. Discomfort in the Chest
The most common warning sign of a heart attack is the feeling of discomfort or heaviness in the chest. This feeling could also be more of a burning sensation. Any of these symptoms should not be taken lightly, and if it occurs more than once, you need to rush to your doctor. If another person is complaining of the problem, chances are they have experienced the feeling before and are only expressing it now. So, rush them to the nearest doctor or hospital immediately for a check up.

2. Shortness of Breath
If your breathing gets heavy and the breath falls short even after a short walk, climb or other form of movement or exercise, it should be a huge cause of worry. Even if this condition is not accompanied with chest discomfort, it should be taken as a warning sign.

3. Sweating
Whilst sweating is inevitable in the scorching heat of May and June, excessive sweating even in cool conditions is uncalled for. If you notice such sweating, consult a medical professional immediately.

4. Nausea
Regularly feeling nauseous of dizzy could imply the onset of a heart attack. Do not treat is callously as a sign of tiredness. This could happen due to the artery getting blocked. It could also display itself via excessive stress, fatigue after short spans of movement or exercise, or a feeling of weakness despite eating and sleeping well.

5. Numbness in Arms
If your arms feel numb and seem to be drifting to the sides, heart problem may be the cause.

6. Unresponsiveness
If certain parts of your body begin to stop responding, do not ignore the circumstance. The affected parts may be the shoulders, arms or back of the neck.

7. Slurring while Speaking
Difficulty while speaking need not necessarily occur after a bout of drinking with the buddies. It could be a graver situation than that! Inability to speak coherently could be the sign of a great attack. If you think you are suffering this ask a friend or relative to help by asking them to understand what you are saying.
A heart attack can be avoided if the warning signs are read correctly and in time. Seek medical aid immediately if one or more of the above symptoms are noticed. They could be the result of a choked artery. Even if heart attack is not the result, a check up should definitely not be avoided! Take care!

Friday, May 24, 2013

A Review of Philips Respironics New PR System One Auto SV Advanced: Simplifying Sleep Apnea Treatment

Recently, Philips Respironics of Murrysville, PA has released their new BiPAP auto SV advanced CPAP machine, their "next generation" SV device designed to make patient management nearly automatic. This optimized CPAP machine therapy will improve treatment for patients with complicated sleep apnea conditions and manage airway and optimal ventilation by adjusting to patient's changing therapy requirements.

The Auto SV advanced System One BiPAP machine was specifically designed for patients with mixed, central, or complex sleep apnea the peace of mind and the ability to monitor their CPAP needs in an effective and cost-effective way.

As far as CPAP machines and BiPAP machines go, the Auto SV Advanced System One uses innovative and clinically proven algorithms to continually monitor and adjust to a patient's evolving therapy needs. The BiPAP machine therapy also enhances comfort for long-term use and efficiency.

If you're in the market for a new CPAP machine or BiPAP machine, the Auto SV Advanced System One offers more device intelligence so you the user can stay informed and make timely decisions effectively. With the power of the Auto SV Advanced algorithm and the System One platform, your BiPAP machine has the ability to monitor sleep assessment parameters for optimum feedback. This is ideal for more complicated CPAP machine patients. The Auto SV advanced BiPap machine also provides detailed patient-flow waveform data and can pinpoint other indicators and beyond normal Sleep Apnea symptoms. Your BiPAP machine also offers real time valuable information and patient management.

The reason to check out a new CPAP machine or BiPAP machine, particularly the BiPAP PR System One Auto SV Advanced is for the accuracy of patient information. When your BiPap or CPAP machine makes it easy to collect and share important data, you the patient are better able to communicate with your doctor or change prescriptions and treatment quickly. The intelligence of new CPAP machines like the PR System One Auto SV Advanced can be collected wirelessly for remote access, helping your clinicians improve your OSA treatment.

The PR System One Auto SV Advanced BiPAP machine is designed to simplify the management of complex sleep apnea. If you're interested in an intelligent machine like the PR System One or any other advanced CPAP machine, speak with your doctor or local CPAP machine professional to learn more about your options. Like the Philips Respironics PR System One Auto SV Advanced, future CPAP machines will continue to help OSA sufferers better monitor and adjust their treatment as therapy needs change.

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Erica Ronchetti is a freelance writer working with The CPAP Shop to provide customers with new information on CPAP advancements. Learn more about CPAP Supplies by visiting our website!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

What Do You Need To Know About Trilogy 100 Portable Ventilator

In terms of supplemental oxygen therapy we are always looking for the best ventilator that can manage our needs. With the help of technology it is easy for us to find solution to our needs. Our doctor may require us to use Ventilator for supplemental oxygen therapy and that's what Trilogy 100 is built for.

What Is Trilogy 100?

Respironics Trilogy is Fundamentally Simple in Form and Function. It features different functions that may vary per patient. It has  Pressure and Volume Controlled, Two circuit Options, Dual Prescription Settings, 11 Pounds, 6 Hour Batttery Life, 3 Hour Internal and 3 Hour Detachable. 

Trilogy makes invasive and noninvasive home ventilation less complicated with a simplified user interface and Respironics’ proven BiPAP technology for greater versatility. Its lightweight design and internal and detachable batteries make portability easier for patients on the go.

What types of ventilation does Trilogy100 provide?

Trilogy100 provides both volume and pressure ventilation and delivers the therapy either invasively or noninvasively.

What circuit types can be used with Trilogy100?

Trilogy100 can be used with two different circuits or exhalation ports/valves. Both pressure and volume ventilation can be achieved with either porting block, but the porting block must match the type selected in the set up screens.

Watch This Video For Details on How To Use Trilogy 100

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

What’s New with The Sequal Eclipse 3 Portable Oxygen Concentrator?

The 3rd Generation Eclipse has Arrived! 

If your looking for a new portable oxygen concentrator one of the most prominent manufacturer gives your their latest created product The Sequal Eclipse 3, Personal Ambulatory Oxygen System (PAOS) provides the most reliable continuous flow and pulse dose options in a 24/7 portable device.  It is one device for both stationary and ambulatory oxygen needs. The SeQual Eclipse 3 keeps up with various activities of your life while providing an unwavering oxygen supply through several power options. You now have the opportunity to plant flowers in your garden, walk to your best friend's house, or fly to Italy with loved ones.
  • Sleek design is small, lightweight and
  • easy to maneuver
  • Telescoping-handled cart facilitates movement in or outside the home
  • AC, DC and rechargeable power cartridge (battery) enables long excursion times and extended overnight travel anywhere in the world
  • Allows for increased activity levels
  • FAA Approved for commercial airline travel

Eclipse Oxygen System Specifications:

It is important to differentiate between the pulse dose only units on the market and the Eclipse 3, a true Personal Ambulatory Oxygen System (PAOS) offers both continuous flow and pulse dose options. Pulse dose does not have an accepted continuous flow equivalent. Having both continuous flow and pulse dose allows patients the ability to use one unit for a variety of activities. Proper titration in both modes remains an important component for patients to consider. Patients need to be confident they will be properly oxygenated during activities of daily living, sleep and at altitude.

Eclipse 3 with autoSAT Technology

Personal Ambulatory Oxygen System (PAOS)
One simple and easy-to-use unit... with the Eclipse 3 you are no longer afraid of running out of oxygen.  

Features and Benefits
  • Continuous flow up to 3LPM and a pulse dose option - Continuous flow is the gold standard for nocturnal use
  • autoSAT Technology adjusts to your breath rate to ensure consistent bolus volume 
  • AC/DC and power cartridge allows for travel around town or even around the world
  •  Reduced power consumption means lower electrical costs
  •  FAA Approved
  • Operates up to 13,123 feet in altitude for air or land excursions
  • Is compatible with many leading CPAP, APAP and bi-level devices in Continuous Flow Mode
The Eclipse 3 comes complete with a Power Cartridge, AC Power Suppy, DC Power Supply, Universal Cat with Telescoping handle, cannula, as well as, an informative Patient Pack.

The AutoSAT feature of the SeQual Eclipse 3 adjusts to your respiratory rate as it increases and decreases. AutoSAT provides you unparalleled performance without limiting available oxygen, enabling the unit to automatically adjust to increased oxygen demands that occur as a part of everyday life.

Experience independence. Now you get to choose how you live and dramatically improve your lifestyle. The SeQual Eclipse 3 eliminates the fear of running out of oxygen giving you peace of mind.

Provides a continuous supply of oxygen by extracting it out of surrounding air Lower electricity bills - uses up to 70% less energy than other stationary concentrators  Reduced noise and heat levels. Produces 3,000 ml of oxygen - 3x more than any other portable device on the market. AutoSAT Technology - pulse delivery system that maintains a consistent bolus size for every breath as your respiratory rate increases and decreases.

Life doesn't stop with the prescription of long term oxygen therapy. With the Eclipse 3 you can the store for a last minute purchase, the movies with the grandkids or a road trip across the country.

Life is a series of moments... make the most of yours!

The Eclipse oxygen concentrator can be your 24/7 all-in-one system, whether for day or nocturnal needs. With the power to do continuous flow up to 3 Liters and a max pulse size of 96 milliliters in the pulse setting, the Eclipse 3 can adapt as your oxygen needs progress.

Celebrate. Encourage the greatest quality of life. Whether it's going on a cruise or watching your child get married, the Eclipse 3 allows you to live up to life's potential. You can be spontaneous, flexible and free spirited.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

What Are The Benefits Of Oxygen Therapy With The Respironics Evergo?

Numerous studies have shown that COPD patients who use supplemental oxygen live longer and have more active lives than individuals not receiving oxygen. Oxygen therapy is based on the premise that all human cells require sufficient levels of oxygen to function properly. Exercise is often easier for individuals receiving supplemental oxygen because more oxygen is getting to the muscles. Receiving oxygen from machines like the EverGo also helps to reverse the long-term effects of oxygen deficiency on the heart and reduce sleep disruption while also improving concentration and memory levels. Ask your doctor if oxygen therapy and the Respironics EverGo are right for you
Respironics EverGo Features:
  • FAA Approved Portable O2 device for Air Travel
  • Lightweight design ideal for travel
  • 8 hour battery life from dual rechargeable batteries
  • Easy to use touch screen controls
  • Delivers more oxygen per minute in pulse mode than any other POC
  • Combine with the EverFlow Q Home Oxygen Concentrator for a complete oxygen therapy system
  • Can be charged with a wall outlet or car charger
  • Eliminates the need for costly home oxygen delivery and bulky tanks
  • Oxygen concentrator can be used while charging
  • Easily accessible, washable particle filter
  • Includes rolling cart and car charger for added convenience
  • To see how the Respironics EverGo stacks up against other portable oxygen concentrators, check out our "Portable Oxygen Concentrator Comparison" page!

Respironics EverGo Oxygen Concentrator Specifications:
All purchases of the Respironics EverGo require a prescription for oxygen therapy

The EverGo is only to sold customers in the USA
Works with Oxygen Tubing up to 30 feetOxygen tubing and cannula not included
AC Power UniversalInput: 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 1.0 Amp;
Output: 18 VDC, 5 Amp
DC Power12-18 VDC, 5 Amp
Power Consumption110 W at 100 VAC (charging),
120 W at 240 VAC (charging); 70 W (not charging)
Oxygen Concentration89% +/- 3%
Oxygen DeliveryPulse Dose Settings 1-6 in 0.5 increments
Weight10 lbs (4.5 kg) with 2 batteries,
8.5 lbs (3.9 kg) with 1 battery
DimensionsLength: 12 in (30.5 cm)
Width: 6 in (15.2 cm)
Height: 8.5 in (21.6 cm)
Battery Duration2 batteries = 8 hours (setting of 2, 20 bpm),
1 battery = 4 hours (setting of 2, 20 bpm)
Sound Level47 dBA typical at a Setting of 2
FiltersGross particle, inlet filter, micro-felt filter (bacteria)
Oxygen Purity AlarmsLow oxygen at 83%
Operating Temperature41F to 104F (5C to 40C)
Storage/Transport Humidit-4F to 140F (-20C to 60C) up to 95% RH non-condensing
Operating HumidityUp to 95% relative humidity
Outlet Pressure3 psi
Operating AltitudeUp to 8000 ft
Alarms and IndicatorsLow battery at 17 minutes life left;
battery status on touch screen and on battery;
no breath alarm after 2 minutes
Oxygen CapacitySimulates up to 6 liters per minute from a continuous flow machine

For more details about this product or to download documents and manuals, go to Evergo by Pulmonarysolutions

Credits to: ActiveForever

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

RemZzzs™ CPAP Mask Liners Helps On Oil Control And Dirt Removal

RemZzzs™ CPAP mask liners

One of the most exciting developments in the field of CPAP is a new product that acts as a soft barrier between the mask skirt and the skin. The product is called RemZzzs CPAP mask liners, and it works by helping to absorb the build-up of oil, dirt and moisture on the mask skirt. This dramatically reduces or eliminates both the "blow out" leaks mentioned above, in addition to preventing skin irritation and allergic reactions by removing the skin from the mask skirt material altogether. 

This has proved to be a winning combination for thousands of people as many have found that even some of the worst cases of dermatitis have cleared up within a short period. Many CPAP users also find that their partners are allowed to sleep without startling interruption from "blow out" type leaks. Additionally, there are those that find that leaking into the eyes as mentioned above is either reduced or eliminated which helps to prevent eye dryness and swelling.

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RemZzzs™ can:

– Greatly reduce or eliminate noisy and annoying air leaks.
– Prevent skin irritations and ugly pressure marks.
– Help absorb facial moisture and oils.
– Assist with comfortably holding your mask in place.
– Allow for the use of bedtime facial products.
– Promote a comfortable, full night of sleep… for you and your partner

Along with all of the benefits above, RemZzzs™ can save you a lot of time. Manufacturers’ recommend cleaning your mask at least once a day, every single day. Talk about an extra day-job! With RemZzzs™, our naturally absorbent fibers act as a barrier between you and your mask, keeping oil and moisture away from the silicone cushion. The result is you spending less time cleaning your mask, and spending more time actually enjoying all of its benefits. 

See Video FAQ Below:

2010 RemZzzs® CPAP Mask Liners FAQ Video

Monday, May 6, 2013

Mirage Quattro Fourth Generation Full Face Mask For CPAP Device

If your using the CPAP machines you are might have to try using the new technology full face mask. This mask is technology tested and can work as your normal CPAP mask that helps you breathe easily and fit your face perfectly according to your adjustments.

Fourth generation technology
Mirage Quattro is our fourth generation full face mask, delivering an individualized fit for over 95% of users.

Personalized fit and comfort
Mirage Quattro’s MicroFit dial offers a choice of 24 positions on the forehead support to suit individual facial structures. The mask’s Spring Air™ cushion technology accommodates movement during sleep and provides an effective solution for jaw drop.

Light and quiet
Streamlined design and quiet performance, Mirage Quattro looks sleek, feels light and is easy to fit and use.

Making it easier
Mirage Quattro has fewer parts than other full face masks, making it easier to handle, assemble and disassemble for cleaning.

The ResMed Mirage Quattro™ Full Face Mask is an innovative design that features an advanced seal that adjusts for a better fit. The new MicroFit dial allows the mask forehead support to be adapted to the user. 

Users lose pressure directly from the mouth when therapy pressures are high and occur more commonly with BiPAP treatment. This happens usually through leaks from the mouth or via mouth breathing while wearing a nasal mask. The resulting loss in pressure may bring about flu-like characteristics, inadequate sleep therapy, and disrupted sleep. Since the ResMed Mirage Quattro™ full face mask covers both the nose and mouth it prevents pressure loss from mouth breathing thereby improving both your comfort and your sleep therapy.

The ResMed Mirage Quattro™ full face mask is a great solution if you have frequent nasal congestion or it can be useful to have on hand in case you catch a cold or have bothersome allergies. 

For more details read more on Pulmonary Solutions.