Yes, I know CC is not the place for medical advice, but I’m just wondering if anyone here had ever had this test done or might be familiar with interpreting results. I will be seeing a cardiologist soon to discuss.
I have had a few SVT events with the last being a couple of weeks ago after three years of no problems. So a cardiologist ordered a slew of tests all which came back normal except for the overnight pulse oximetry. The office called today and said I had over 300 events of oxygen levels below 90% and one for 34 minutes at 81%. Or it may have been that 81% was the lowest, and the 34 minutes was the total of all 300+ events. I called to get the results sent to me, but I haven’t got a hard copy yet.
The nurse that called me with the results said the doc recommended I go on oxygen at night! That seemed strange bc I’m not decrepit or anything and I am in fairly good shape. I am overweight by about 15-20 lbs and have had apnea episodes that I have noticed in the past few months. I have lost about 7 lbs recently though and thought that the apnea was less frequent - I haven’t woken up with a start lately. Apparently, it’s not or there is another problem. I do take a very very low dose of a med that can depress respiration. It’s so low that it’s probably a placebo.
I am moving to another state for a year long job assignment in two days! That’s why I’m reaching out to get some info on my results, as I’ll not be able to speak to a cardiologist for another week or so at least.