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An apparatus and method for a bi-level positive airway pressure support in which the rise time from the expiratory positive airway pressure to the inspiratory positive airway pressure is automatically controlled by the pressure support system. The pressure support system includes a sensor, a control system, and a pressure generating system. The sensor monitors the patient's respiration to detect respiratory events, such as an apnea, hyponea or other disturbance, and the control system responds to the sensor information to adjust the rise time from the expiratory positive airway pressure to the inspiratory positive airway pressure gas pressure to maximize patient comfort and pressure support treatment effectiveness.

Title
Automatic rise time adjustment for bi-level pressure support system
Application Number
9/896644
Publication Number
6532960 (B1)
Application Date
June 29, 2001
Publication Date
March 18, 2003
Inventor
Gregory Yurko
Murrysville
PA, US
Agent
Michael W Haas
US
Assignee
Respironics
PA, US
IPC
A61M 16/00
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