One of the most common conditions related to ventilation therapy is prematurity. A premature baby’s body is under weight and not fully developed. The organs may have difficulty supporting the systems of the body. Ventilation therapy helps support the important work of the lungs by pumping oxygen into the lungs and the blood stream when the baby has difficultly breathing.
These are some of the other common conditions related to ventilation therapy:
- Respiratory distress syndrome/hyaline membrane disease
- Apnea of prematurity
- Transient trachypnea of the newborn
- Persistent pulmonary hypertension
These are just a few of the conditions that may be treated with ventilation therapy.