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Dec 06, 2022
“Airway Clearance Changed Everything” A SmartVest Story

Imagine feeling short on breath every time you walk to the mailbox or having to put your family life on hold because you require hospitalization for a severe lung infection. If you’re living with bronchiectasis, you know these scenarios too well. Bronchiectasis is an irreversible lung condition that causes the airways in the lungs to […]

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Aug 30, 2022
Making a Difference in Airway Clearance: A SmartVest Success Story

We never tire of hearing SmartVest users share their own personal experiences of how our airway clearance system is making an impact in their quality of life. Of course, we can always share clinical studies of how our device helps reduce bronchiectasis-related exacerbations that require hospitalization, or how it helps decrease antibiotic usage and stabilize […]

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Two older women sitting together on a couch
Mar 10, 2022
How SmartVest Helps Me Manage Bronchiectasis

Living with bronchiectasis can sometimes feel like you’re putting your life on pause. Too often, chronic symptoms can interfere with our quality of life—not to mention the time we want to spend with friends, family, and pursuing our passions. The good news is, bronchiectasis doesn’t have to hold you back from experiencing life’s precious moments […]

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A woman experiencing a productive cough in her sleeve.
Feb 18, 2022
What Is a Productive Cough?

Though many of us would prefer to avoid coughing, this natural reflex actually helps protect our lungs and airways against certain irritants, such as dust, germs, and mucus buildup [1]. Think of the last time you drank a glass of water too fast, and started coughing. Though many of us blame the water for “going […]

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Dec 10, 2021
Why I Use SmartVest for Airway Clearance

All over the country, thousands of individuals continue to benefit from using the SmartVest Airway Clearance System.  SmartVest is a high frequency chest oscillation (HFCWO) therapy device that works to provide symptom relief for patients living with a chronic lung condition. When used daily, and as part of your bronchiectasis or COPD treatment plan, SmartVest […]

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Susan Kasendorf, SmartVest Customer Support Liaison.
Oct 06, 2019
Meet Your Electromed Team: Susan Kasendorf, Customer Support Liaison

At Electromed, we focus on helping patients improve their bronchiectasis-related symptoms, so they can get back to living well and enjoying all of life’s best moments. As we help patients manage their respiratory health, we also support clinicians and their teams throughout the entire prescription process.  When healthcare providers are ready to prescribe an effective […]

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Leslie Carpenter, SmartVest Patient Trainer.
Jul 24, 2019
Meet Leslie Carpenter, CRT, SmartVest Patient Trainer

From our reimbursement and product support teams to our dedicated patient trainers, every individual at Electromed shares one universal goal: to help you breathe better, stay healthier, and lead a more active and fulfilling life. With more than 39 years as a respiratory therapist, Leslie Carpenter brings excellent experience to Electromed as a patient trainer. […]

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May 10, 2019
Meet Your Electromed Team: Get to Know Steve Schickman, RRT

At Electromed, each member of our team works diligently to help individuals, like you, find support and compassion, as you take the first step in your SmartVest journey. Beginning a new treatment plan is both exciting and overwhelming. You’re likely ready to start enjoying relief from chronic cough, respiratory infections, and fatigue, but may have […]

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Jan 03, 2019
Make HFCWO Therapy Your New Year’s Resolution

2020 is finally here, and if you’ve spent the past year struggling with frequent cough, shortness of breath, and recurring respiratory infections, then it may be time to reevaluate your airway clearance therapy.     Living with Impaired Airway Clearance: What do COPD, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis, and other chronic lung diseases have in common? These […]

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Oct 05, 2018
SmartVest Users: A Clinician Perspective

The SmartVest Airway Clearance System has been proven to reduce exacerbations, improve patient outcomes, and has been used by healthcare professionals since 2000. Over the years, clinicians have shared with us their own success stories they have experienced with their patients. “[My patients] couldn’t believe the difference it made in their lives. It’s easy to […]

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