What you need to know
The Astral 150™ is a portable, lightweight, and versatile respiratory device that adapts to the changing needs of ALS patients. Astral ventilators are devices that provide breathing support at night via mask, and during the day with a mouthpiece (often referred to as sip-and-puff). If using sip-and-puff mode during the day, you can switch between mouthpiece and mask ventilation when you need it. The Astral can also be utilized with a tracheostomy. There are many therapy modes, including some that automatically adjust to fit your needs that can be prescribed by your physician. The Astral 150™ can be used intermittently or can serve as your full-time life-support ventilator. Recommended by ALS neurologists and respiratory therapists, the Astral 150™ has a user-friendly interface, personalized settings, and a cloud-based remote monitoring system that can provide valuable information to your physicians and care providers.
Where can I get one?
The Astral 150™ should be covered by Medicare and private insurance. Once your neurologist or pulmonologist writes a prescription and provides documentation, a durable medical equipment (DME) company will process your order. The Astral 150™ will generally be delivered to your home, where you will receive training in device setup and use. If you get a tracheotomy, you and your caregivers will be trained in the hospital after surgery.
Weight: 7.1 pounds
Dimensions: 11" x 8.5" x 3.5"
Power: Plug-in + internal battery (8 hours)
Accessories: Two optional external batteries (8 hours each), bag, device trolley, table stand
Where can I learn more?
ResMed is a San Diego-based S & P 500 company that creates innovative breathing equipment with integrated self-monitoring software. A global leader with 6,000 employees in 120 countries, ResMed delivers life-changing products and connected health systems to patients worldwide with sleep apnea or other respiratory conditions.
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