Hey chevy man. I've seen you around here for a long time. How about more details on the elevated pulse. How fast is it? and When does it occur?
I too wear CPAP. I've used it for the last 6 years now, and it no doubt has saved me from an early, painful demise as I had very severe obstructive sleep apnea. Prior ro getting on it, I had been waking up with a pounding pulse in the middle of the night. It wasn't SVT (which I had), but an elevated and pounding pulse. The doctor put me on Metoprolol which has a side effect of slowing the hear rate. It didn't work for these nocturnal episodes. I was forced to switch doctors, and the new one ordered a standartd blood test to obtain a baseline. It came back that I had polycythemia of blood over enriched with red blood cells. He suspected an oxygen problem as the source for generating more blood cells. After that, it didn't take to narrow it down. Once on CPAP, my red cells returned to normal, and I felt great.
All of that was to ask you if it's possible that your mask or nasal pillow are not fitting correctly, or perhaps your pressure isn't set high enough?
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.