Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a progressive long‐term lung disease that involves inflammation and thickening of the airways.¹

ResMed’s non-invasive solutions for COPD.

ResMed’s NIV devices help support the ventilation needs of people with COPD. Our devices are easy to use and are available in S9™, Stellar™ and Astral™ models.

What is COPD?

Symptoms include cough and shortness of breath. COPD is often a mix of bronchitis and emphysema. The risk of COPD is highest in smokers.

How is COPD diagnosed and treated?

How is COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) diagnosed? How is COPD treated? Medication, exercise, oxygen and ventilation can help.

Managing COPD with oxygen therapy

Oxygen therapy is used to improve oxygen supply in patients with respiratory conditions, including COPD. Supplemental oxygen can be delivered via devices that provide oxygen at greater concentrations than atmospheric air.

NIV for COPD. Can it help?

How does non-invasive ventilation help COPD? By enhancing the exchange of oxygen and C02, it can reduce hospitalizations and improve quality of life at home.


  • 01

    Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2014, accessed 17 August 2015,

  • 02

    Köehnlein et al. Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation for the treatment of severe stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – A prospective, multicentre, randomized, controlled clinical trial. Lancet Respir Med 2014; 2: 698-705.