COPD Resource Center

Welcome! Are you or a loved one living with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)? Browse our collection of helpful online resources, where you’ll find information on how to manage your COPD symptoms and breathe easier.

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What is COPD?

COPD is a chronic lung condition that can make breathing more difficult, such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or asthma. If symptoms worsen (also known as a COPD exacerbation), you may experience frequent pneumonias, respiratory inflammation, and/or permanent damage to the lungs and airways.

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Patient Resources

Breathe Easy With SmartVest

Ready to breathe easier and start enjoying your favorite activities again? SmartVest may help! Our high frequency chest wall oscillation (HFCWO) therapy device is designed to deliver repeated pulses of air that gently squeeze and release the upper chest wall. This helps loosen and thin mucus, making it easier to cough up. All you have to do is let SmartVest do the work!

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"My husband has end stage COPD. Of all the machines he uses, he loves his SmartVest. He uses it religiously every morning and night. So very thankful for this vest! I do believe it will prolong his life."


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On Our Blog

Our blog is full of resources for those with COPD. Discover tips, tricks, and resources that can help you better manage and understand COPD and its symptoms.

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What Is Your COPD Action Plan?

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Hydration Tips for People Living with COPD

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Top 10 SmartVest Blogs for Clinicians & Healthcare Teams

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Feel the SmartVest Difference

When airway clearance therapy is easy and comfortable, you’re more likely to stay on track and see the benefits. We encourage you to feel the SmartVest difference because we help take the pressure off, not just literally, but also with our awesome support teams who help to alleviate any fears with the process of starting a new therapy.

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Taking the Pressure Off Healthcare Teams

With flexible clinic support, the ordering process is simple. Clinics have a direct contact at Electromed and our teams work directly with insurance providers. We also provide all patient training where patients can speak directly with our respiratory therapists, and receive a complete lifetime warranty with lifetime support.

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Expanded Flexibility for Medicare Beneficiaries

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has provided greater flexibility for physicians to prescribe HFCWO therapy to Medicare beneficiaries.1

Clinical indications and documentation typically required to prescribe a respiratory product, like SmartVest, will not be enforced. The minimum documentation now required to prescribe SmartVest for Medicare beneficiaries is a valid SmartVest Prescription and a documentation of a respiratory-related diagnosis.

1.Policy and Regulatory Revisions in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, 66 Fed. Reg. 19230, 19266 (April 6, 2020).

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"My husband has both COPD and Bronchiectasis. He struggles for breath often. He uses the vest and it helps him very much."


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