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From our initial reimbursement coordination to the lifetime SmartVest device warranty, we are recognized for our patient-first culture and are accredited by The Joint Commission.
We’re devoted to helping people with impaired airway clearance to live life to its fullest potential.
Our team coordinates all reimbursement documentation and insurance provider communications to make the process as easy as possible for you. If you qualify, we offer financial assistance programs to ease any financial burden.
After receiving your SmartVest, a licensed medical professional will come to your home and provide one-on-one training. The trainer will also answer any questions you might have about using and maintaining your new HFCWO vest.
Our respiratory therapists are available by phone to answer technical and support questions 365 days a year. We're ready to help with any warranty claims the moment you need support.
Airway clearance is paramount to cystic fibrosis. If you’re not actually coughing things up, the treatments are useless.
Impaired airway clearance doesn’t mean a restricted life.
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SmartVest can be an effective, convenient, and comfortable solution for bronchiectasis management when medication and airway clearance techniques aren't enough to provide relief.
Your SmartVest Airway Clearance System garment, generator, and wrap are simple to maintain with routine care.
SmartVest was designed to make consistent therapy a breeze with innovations like one-touch start.
As the lightest HFCWO generator on the market, taking SmartVest on-the-go is easy.
Having trouble with your SmartVest system? We have a few tips to try.
Our goal is to make prescribing SmartVest easy by working directly with insurance providers. See how simple getting a chest percussion vest can be.
Military veterans challenged by compromised airway clearance may qualify for coverage by government insurers like the Veterans Health Administration (VA), Medicare, and Medicaid.
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SmartVest is an industry leader in clinical studies that demonstrate effectiveness and comfort.
As a commitment to excellence and transparency, our research is vetted and routinely published in respected journals like Respiratory Therapy.
Patients that treat their bronchiectasis with SmartVest reduced
antibiotic prescriptions by and hospitalizations by
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For nearly two decades, people have been able to live, not just be alive, by treating their impaired airway clearance with SmartVest.
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The SmartVest works great!
I was lucky enough to get one [and] don’t know what I’d do without it.
We have one and it’s the best thing.
I wear [SmartVest] around the lungs for a 20 to 30 minute treatment each morning.
I got one about two years ago. It does help to move the junk in my lungs.
Get a SmartVest! Changed my life for the better…it works.
On the first treatment she started getting phlegm up a lot easier and feeling like she could breathe better.
Just to see a smile on her face after almost losing her this past week is so worth this vest!!
I have a SmartVest and it is the best…I was on oxygen 24/7. Love my vest!
Indications for Use
The Electromed, Inc. SmartVest Airway Clearance System is designed to deliver High Frequency Chest Wall Oscillation (HFCWO) to promote airway clearance and improve bronchial drainage. The SmartVest is indicated when external chest manipulation is the physician’s treatment of choice to enhance mucus transport.
Contraindications for Use
Absolute contraindications identified by the 1991 AARC Guidelines for external manipulation of the thorax such as HFCWO include: (1) head and neck injury until stabilized, and (2) active hemorrhage with hemodynamic instability.
The AARC has also identified relative contraindications which require an individualized clinical assessment and careful consideration by the physician prior to prescription including: hemoptysis; subcutaneous emphysema; recent epidural spinal infusion or spinal anesthesia; recent skin grafts on the thorax; burns, open wounds, and skin infections of the thorax; recently placed transvenous pacemaker or subcutaneous pacemaker; suspected pulmonary tuberculosis; lung contusion; bronchospasm; osteomyelitis of the ribs; osteoporosis; coagulopathy and complaint of chest-wall pain.