BCV for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease that includes two main illnesses:
1) Chronic bronchitis
There is no cure for COPD. If you have chronic bronchitis, the lining in your bronchial tubes gets red and full of mucus. This mucus blocks your tubes, and makes it hard to breathe. If you have emphysema, your alveoli are irritated. They get stiff and can’t hold enough air. This makes it hard for you to get oxygen into and carbon dioxide out of your blood.
Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation (BCV) can be effectively used in COPD patients for assisting with ventilation or providing full ventilation, thus replacing intubation and conventional mechanical ventilation, whilst relieving muscle fatigue.