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Whether it’s symptoms like chronic productive cough, recurring respiratory infections, or shortness of breath, it may be time to talk to your doctor about bronchiectasis.

 

Managing Bronchiectasis Symptoms with SmartVest

What is Bronchiectasis?

Bronchiectasis (brong-kee-EK-tuh-sis) is an irreversible, chronic condition where airways in the lungs (bronchi) become damaged and abnormally widened from recurring inflammation or infection, preventing your lungs from properly functioning.

With bronchiectasis, your airways slowly lose their ability to clear out mucus, which creates an environment vulnerable to infection. Each recurring infection causes more damage to your airways, which over time impairs their ability to move air in and out.

Managing Bronchiectasis Symptoms with SmartVest

SmartVest is effective, convenient, easy to use, and comfortable.
Managing Bronchiectasis Symptoms with SmartVest

What is SmartVest?

Clearing excess mucus from your lungs with a combination of medication and airway clearance techniques is one of the most common ways to improve symptoms and reduce complications
 of bronchiectasis.For some patients, these methods aren’t enough to provide relief.That’s when the SmartVest Airway Clearance System can be an effective, convenient, and comfortable solution to managing bronchiectasis. The SmartVest Airway Clearance System uses high frequency chest wall oscillation, also known as “HFCWO,” to help mobilize mucus out of your lungs.
SmartVest delivers rapidly repeating pulses of air that squeeze and release your upper body. These gentle, yet powerful “mini coughs” loosen, thin, and propel mucus towards major airways in your lungs, where it can be more readily expectorated.

In two recently published case review outcome-based studies, the SmartVest system was found to significantly reduce hospitalizations, repeat antibiotic treatments, emergency department visits, and respective healthcare costs.1,2

Managing Bronchiectasis Symptoms with SmartVest
Managing Bronchiectasis Symptoms with SmartVest

Is SmartVest Right for Me?

Talk to your doctor about if and when the SmartVest system might be appropriate for you or your loved one.

Take the SmartVest prescription and certificate of medical necessity form with you to your doctor to have a discussion about the benefits HFCWO therapy offers.

Managing Bronchiectasis Symptoms with SmartVest

1. Sievert CE et al. Respiratory Therapy Journal. 2017;12(1): 45-49
2. Sievert CE et al. Respiratory Therapy Journal. 2016;11(4): 34-38