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Treatment options

Treatment options for restrictive lung disease

ResMed has developed therapy devices and ventilators designed to treat respiratory conditions related to chest well disorders, so you feel better during the day, sleep better at night and get the most out of life.

The aim of any ventilation therapy is to support your respiratory system so you don’t need to work as hard to breathe. This can be done either invasively or noninvasively.

Invasive ventilation (IV) and noninvasive ventilation (NIV)

Invasive ventilation is the process by which air is delivered to you via specially designed medical equipment. For example:

  • Intubation, in which a tube is inserted into your throat to provide air.
  • Tracheotomy, in which an incision is made into the throat to deliver air.

ResMed’s options for providing invasive ventilation include:

By comparison, noninvasive ventilation doesn't require surgery at all.

NIV is a form of assisted ventilation, providing air to your airways and lungs. This therapy is called “noninvasive” because it delivers air via a mask—unlike invasive types of ventilation that require the insertion of a tube in the windpipe.

A ventilation device enhances your breathing and helps reduce the amount of effort required when taking a breath.  Your clinician will prescribe the level of pressure best suited to your therapy needs.

ResMed’s noninvasive ventilation devices designed to treat restrictive thoracic disorders include:

ResMed devices also give you the option of using an external battery source called the RPS II, so you can get out and move around with your ventilator.