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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

What is 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.

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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.

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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.

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Managing COPD with oxygen therapy

Oxygen therapy for COPD can help provide relief for some patients.1 If it’s right for your condition, you will be prescribed a device that delivers supplemental oxygen, such as a portable oxygen concentrator.

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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.

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ResMed solutions for COPD

ResMed has a range of in-home quality devices to support your oxygen and ventilation needs.

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  1. Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2014, accessed 17 August 2015,
  2. 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.