Conditions We Treat

Who can BCV treat?

Biphasic Cuirass Ventilation has been proven to reduce mortality rates, increase patient comfort, and avoid many of the harmful side-effects associated with other existing forms of ventilation techniques.

 Hayek BCV can be used to treat nearly any condition that requires respiratory support in a safe and non-invasive fashion.  Below is a non-exhaustive listing of conditions we treat for. 

BCV Has Been Used On Patients with:

  • Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Neuromuscular (E.g. SMA,Duchene’s etc)
  • Problems with Weaning from PPV
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and those who require chest physiotherapy
  • Asthma
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD
  • Head and Spinal Injuries
  • Ventilation during anesthesia in Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) Procedures
  • Aids Related Lung Disease
  • Ventilation Post-­‐Operation (E.g. post-­‐coronary bypass, Fontan, Fallot, post-­‐pneumonectomy)

What Problems may respond to BCV?

  • Need for ongoing recruitment of alveoli and small airways
  • Conditions requiring non-­‐invasive support for relief of increased WOB
  • Small airways disease
  • Need to improve oxygenation
  • Need to decrease RV workload and improve function
  • CO2 retention
  • Low or absent drive
  • Fatigued weak or poorly innervated pulmonary musculature
  • Anomalous cardiac flow situations
  • Restrictive processes
  • Obstructive processes
  • Mixed obstructive and restrictive
  • Muco-­‐proliferative lungs
  • Reoccurring atelectasis/pneumonias
  • Other means of support have not worked or is not desired i.e. BiPAP® or desire to avoid trach and PPV

When Can I Use BCV?

You can use BCV in virtually any circumstance where you would use any other form of non-invasive ventilation such as BiPAP® and even in most cases where you would use invasive ventilation such intubation or tracheostomy. 

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