Treatment of obstructive apnoea

Obstructive apnoea is treated in aPAP and imPAP mode by means of a targeted pressure increase.

1. Mild obstruction

A mild form of obstruction does not interfere with respiration. Therefore the FLO device does not respond with an increase in pressure.

2. Moderate obstruction

The moderate obstructive apnoea reduces the crosssection of the upper airways. The FLO device increases the therapy pressure and the cross-section is enlarged to allow normal breathing again.

3. Severe obstruction

A severe closure of the airways causes the FLO device to respond with a sharp rise in pressure. In this case too, this ensures that normal breathing is restored.

Once the obstructive apnoea has cleared, the therapy pressure is very quickly reduced to the normal pressure level again.

Acknowledged innovation

The FLO device emerged as the winner* in a test of breathing therapy devices because of its excellent pressure stability and very efficient pressure adjustment in aPAP mode.

*Source: Nachtkurier, a publication by the Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg


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