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More info re:desaturation index
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More info re:desaturation index

I asked about a desaturation index of 17.1 on my sleep study previously. I have also found out that my saturation dropped to a low of 71 but I don't know for how long it stayed that low. My family doc said that was normal but she still sent it on to the pulmonologist  I am waiting to see due to an abnormal stress test( pulmonary pressure went from 40 to 60). Should I be concerned ?
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