I did three sleep studies earlier this year and was diagnosed with CSA. I was given a V-pap to see if it would help, but it actually made it a lot worse. I've tried several different settings with this machine (RESMED) directed by the sleep doctor but nothing worked. During that time I went to the Naval Aeromedical Institute in Pensacola FL, by the recommendation of my flight surgeon. I was diagnosed with PTSD and started the MED board process a couple of weeks ago.
I'm curious to know if anyone has heard of someone getting 100% for CSA. CSA is the failure of the brain to signal the body to breathe. Doesn't that meet one of the criteria below?
100& – chronic respiratory failure with carbon dioxide retention, the need for a tracheostomy, or cor pulmonale. Cor pulmonale is the enlargement or failure of the right side of the heart due to lung disease.