I was in the hospital for heart related reasons for a few weeks.
I slept with a oxygebn sensor one night on my finger. During the night I woke up and looked at the machine and saw 68. My understanding is that it is a low figure. I asked the doctor about it the next day and he told me I was in the 50's but didn't say anymore about it. He had a sleep study done the following night. With the sensors on my head, chest, legs, and the sensor on my finger.
It has been 4 weeks since I had that done. Still nothing went back to my family doctor about it. I even called the doctor who did it to ask for the imformation to be forwarded to my family doctor. Still nothing.
I asked my family doctor about it and he said if I was in the 50-60 range I needed a cpap machine.
He gave me a prescription for a cpap trial. He guessed at 2-3l/min ???
I can't really read it well.
I am wondering how low 50-60 is? The doctor at the hospital said I didn't stay there long enough to make it an emergency??
I'm confused and very unaware of this whole condition?
Basically HELP! What are your thoughts on this?