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NIV has been shown to improve daytime arterial blood gases and the symptoms associated with respiratory failure in patients with a chest wall disorder.1

  • Improved gas exchange with increased PO2 and decreased PCO2
  • Improved hemodynamics with decreased pulmonary artery pressure and increased right ventricular function
  • Reduced work of breathing
  • Normalised sleep patterns with fewer apnoeic episodes.
  • Fewer hospital admissions
  • Improved quality of life
  • Relief from dyspnoea

Reference

  1. Nickol AH, Hart N, Hopkinson NS, Moxham J, Simonds A, Polkey MI. (2005) Mechanisms of improvement of respiratory failure in patients with restrictive thoracic disease treated with non-invasive ventilation. Thorax Sep; 60(9):754-60

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What is restrictive lung disease?
Restrictive lung disease refers to conditions in which breathing is restricted, and can lead to long-term respiratory failure.
Why is it important to treat restrictive lung disease?
Treating the breathing and sleeping issues caused by restrictive lung disease disorders can make a huge difference in your quality of life.
Treatment options for restrictive lung disease (RLD)
ResMed has developed therapy devices and ventilators that can help you feel better during the day and sleep better at night, so you can get the most out of life.