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Diving after Inspire cpac procedure

Discussion in 'Diving Medicine' started by Saniflush, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Saniflush

    Saniflush ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    So I have a friend that is looking at having this procedure done but cannot find out any information pertaining to the ability to dive if at all after it. Any of our resident knowerabouters have any insight?
     
  2. Duke Dive Medicine

    Duke Dive Medicine Medical Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi @Saniflush ,

    Inspire isn't an external CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device, it's an implanted device that monitors respiration and electrically stimulates the hypoglossal nerve, which thrusts the tongue forward and keeps it from blocking the oropharynx. The newer implanted device, model number 3028, is rated to 30m/100 feet per the manufacturer manual linked here . The old one, model 3024, is rated to 10 meters/33 feet per the manual (page 20).

    Best regards,
    DDM
     
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  3. Saniflush

    Saniflush ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thank you @Duke Dive Medicine . Knew you would have the knowledge. Mrs Flush still wants a tour and since she just finished her doctorate a couple of days ago says she will now have the time.
     
  4. Duke Dive Medicine

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    For the record, I called the manufacturer. I also sent the info to our nurse manager since we may see these in hyperbaric treatment patients. Many congratulations to Mrs. Flush, just PM me for the tour!

    Best regards,
    DDM
     
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