The AirCurve 10 ASV is a bi-level machine that is specifically intended to offer personalized therapy for patients with central breathing disorders, including central sleep apnea (CSA), Cheyne-Stokes respiration, and other related obstructive episodes. The AirCurve 10 ASV is the only servo-ventilator that effectively targets your recent minute ventilation, featuring one of the most advanced and proven ASV algorithm’s ever tested. With ASVAuto, the machine adapts to your ventilatory and upper airway stability needs with every breath. These rapid pressure responses help personalize effective therapy.
- EPR with Easy Breathe
- SmartStart/ SmartStop
- HumidAir Heated Humidifier
- Innovative Ramp
Vsync is ResMed’s latest leak management system that helps provide patient-ventilator synchronization. This system is available on all VPAP devices and helps to ensure that your therapy is comfortable and leak free.
The AirCurve 10 ASV features a wider pressure range of pressure than standard CPAP machines. For the ASV, you can program your desired setting from anywhere between 4 cm H20 and 25 cm H20. This allows you to use more pressure than on a typical machine, which is ideal for CSA patients with severe sleep apnea.
EPR with Easy Breathe
One of the top features on the AirCurve ASV is Easy-Breathe, which enables you to breathe with the minimum amount of pressure possible. It works by reducing pressure at the onset of each breath and limiting it throughout exhalation. The machine is also capable of detecting when you are having an apnea: when the ASV detects an apnea, it will increase pressure to your desired setting until the event subsides.
The AirCurve 10 ASV comes with SmartStart and SmartStop, which enables you to commence and end therapy with a single breath. All you have to do is program your settings into the machine, apply your mask, and begin breathing to start therapy. SmartStop allows you to stop therapy just as easily: once you remove your mask, your machine will detect that you are no longer in the midst of therapy and will shut down.
HumidAir Heated Humidifier
The new HumidAir heated humidifier is included on every ResMed AirCurve machine. This detachable heated humidifier will help you fight some of the most unwanted symptoms associated with VPAP therapy, including rainout, dry throat, dry mouth, and nasal congestion. For those who dislike using a heated humidifier, you can remove the humidifier from the machine or simply leave the water chamber empty.
ResMed’s AirCurve 10 ASV features a brand new ramp design. Like all ramps, this delays the onset of full air pressure for a set period of time. What’s new is that you can delay the onset of any pressure at all for up to forty-five minutes: this will allow you to go to bed and fall asleep without any injection of air pressure. Simply program your settings into the machine, set your ramp, and drift off to sleep in quiet comfort.
The AirCurve 10 ASV includes ResMed’s proprietary mask fitting feature, which detects the quality of your mask seal. If your mask is sealed properly, the screen will display a large smiling face. If your mask requires adjustment, a frowning face will appear instead.
Big Buttons, Bright Screen
The AirCurve 10 ASV features intuitive controls that make operating the device easy on the user. The machine features large and easy to press buttons, a brightly lit LCD screen, and an interface that can be navigated quickly and logically. Don’t worry about the screen being too bright at night: the machine has an ambient light detector that dims the light slightly in the dark, so it won’t wake your partner.
Recommended Replacement Schedule
|Full Face Mask||Every 3 months||The mask is the plastic portion of the interface. That part should be replaced every 3 months. The cushion part is different. The cushion inserts have to be replaced more often because of the contact with the face. They can be separated from the frame work and should be replaced once a month.|
|Nasal or Pillow Mask||Every 3 months||The mask is the plastic portion of the interface. That part should be replaced every 3 months. The cushion part is different. The cushion inserts or pillows have to be replaced more often because they touch the face. They can be separated from the frame work and should be replaced once a month.|
|Headgear||Every 6 months||CPAP mask headgear and chin straps may become stretched and lose their elasticity, leading to over-tightening and discomfort. They can also trap bacteria from sweat and moisture.|
|Tubing||Every 3 months||CPAP mask tubing may develop small holes or tears, which can cause air leaks. If your tube is leaking, you may not be receiving your prescribed therapy setting from your CPAP. This can cause you to feel like you’re not sleeping as well.|
|Chinstrap||Every 6 months||Chinstraps may become stretched and lose their elasticity, leading to over-tightening and discomfort. They can also trap bacteria from sweat and moisture.|
|Full Face Mask Cushion||Every month||Full face mask cushions cover more of your face and may deteriorate over time through regular wear and tear and cause leaks throughout treatment. Regular replacement is recommended for hygienic purposes and to ensure the best fit and most effective treatment.|
|Nasal Mask Cushion||Twice a month||Nasal mask cushions are in constant contact with your face and should be replaced consistently. Regular replacement is recommended for hygienic purposes and to ensure the best fit and most effective treatment.|
|Pillow Mask Pillows||Twice a month||Pillow masks are in constant contact with your face and the pillows sit inside your nose throughout the night. Regular replacement is recommended for hygienic purposes and to ensure the best fit and most effective treatment.|
|Heated Tubing||Every 3 months||CPAP mask tubing may develop small holes or tears, which can cause air leaks. If your tube is leaking, you may not be receiving your prescribed therapy setting from your CPAP. This can cause you to feel like you’re not sleeping as well.|
|Disposable Filters||Twice a month||CPAP device filters can wear out or become clogged over time, potentially exposing you to airborne particles, mold and bacteria.
|Non-disposable Filters||Every 6 months||CPAP device filters can wear out or become clogged over time, potentially exposing you to airborne particles, mold and bacteria.|
|Humidifier Water Chamber||Every 6 months||CPAP humidifier water chambers may become discolored, cracked, cloudy or even pitted due to the mineral levels found in most tap and drinking water. As the material deteriorates, cracks may trap bacteria from moisture.|
|Mask Frame System||Every 3 months||The frame system is comprised of the mask frame and cushion. Due to being in close proximity to the face during treatment, frames should be regularly replaced. However, since not in direct contact, the frame system is only eligible for replacement every three months.|
|CPAP/BiPAP Machine||Every 5 years||A CPAP machine's life span is typically 5 years. We recommend getting a backup CPAP machine, especially if your current machine is more than two years old. That way you’ll never be without your therapy, even if one of your devices requires maintenance.|
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