The ResMed AirCurve™ 10 ASV Bilevel is a unique therapy device that offers personalized therapy for uncommon breathing disorders such as Cheyne-Stokes respiration (CSR), central sleep apnea (CSA) and associated obstructive events. It features the most clinically-studied and proven ASV algorithm, the AirCurve™ 10 ASV is the only adaptive servo-ventilator that targets the patient's own recent minute ventilation.
ASV is a new form of positive airway pressure unit that continuously monitors the patient's breathing pattern in exquisite detail. Whenever ASV detects significant reductions or pauses in breathing, it intervenes with just enough support to maintain the patients breathing at 90% of what had been normal for that individual just prior to the decrease in breathing. When the patient's breathing problem ends, the machine reduces pressure gently.
When the patient's breathing is stable, ASV provides just enough pressure support to help keep the airway open, thereby providing an approximate 50% reduction in the work of breathing. The ASV Technology continuously adjusts itself to meet the patient's needs in a way that will feel normal for that patient at that point in time, most like the patient's natural breathing, which makes therapy much more comfortable.