Cardiology, Family Doctor Services & Aesthetics
Warschauer Strasse 56
Ringbahnstr. 76 – 80
Cardiorespiratory polygraphy is, so to speak, the “measurement of sleep”: the patient’s sleep is recorded in their home environment for at least six hours at different levels. For the patient, the multidimensional examination is associated with only a few restrictions, comparable to those of a long-term ECG.
In detail, the following parameters are recorded:
In some cases, a video recording is added. All measured values are stored in a small device and then read out in the practice.
Polygraphy can be used in particular to diagnose obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome, in which breathing stops repeatedly. These lower the oxygen content in the blood, can accelerate the pulse and prevent restful deep sleep.