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The Vest is useful for people with airways disease like with cystic fibrosis, whose airway “hairs” cannot move sputum out from deep in the lungs.
It cannot help you cough, which is the problem. In theory, it is useless for children with normal deep airways like her, but it may be helpful when people are ill and their airways are overloaded. There is no evidence for this though. The big problem is coughing. Chest vibration is not the answer for that.
Medical Director, VentilaMed BreatheNVS
Medical Director, Center for Ventilator Management Alternatives
Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Professor of Neurology, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
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