Until now, WatchPAT has been clinically proven to detect all types of apnea events. The new WatchPAT Central PLUS enables specific identification of Central Sleep Apnea (CSA).
With this new capability, patients suspected of having sleep apnea can be diagnosed more specifically with an exceptionally easy to use, automated and accurate WatchPAT HST device and benefit from an optimized treatment.
New Sleep Parameters Generated by the Central PLUS Module:
Central PLUS algorithms is based on the following channels:
The PAT® Signal – PAT signal upstroke variations reflect changes in intra-thoracic pressure (ITP) that are influenced by the status of respiration. ITP changes are diminished during central events as there is no respiratory effort , relatively stable during normal respiration and increase during Obstructive Sleep Apnea events.
Central Plus Sensor – Central Plus Sensor – WatchPAT Central PLUS introduces a new Snoring and Body Position (SBP) sensor which also provides a chest movement signal. The new SBP has a high sampling rate where its body-position’s 3D electrical accelerometer provides respiratory chest movement. The SBP microphone measures snoring and is also used in the separation between obstructive and central events.
The WatchPAT Central Plus was successfully validated in a prospective, multi-center study in the U.S, Europe and Israel. WatchPAT automatic analysis distinguished central sleep apnea, including CSR, from obstructive events, when compared to the gold standard manual scoring of PSG.
Contact us for more details on the WatchPAT Central
If you are a clinician or healthcare professional interested in the new WatchPAT Central, e-mail us for more information or call 01451 812 402 to discuss your interest in more detail.
If you are a patient suffering from a sleep related breathing disorder, contact us via e-mail or call 01451 812 402 to find your nearest centre offering this new test.