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assisted breathing

Any technique that improves respiration. Such breathing includes the provision of supplemental oxygen, bag-valve-mask ventilation, noninvasive ventilation, mechanical ventilation, and mouth-to-mouth ventilation.
See also: breathing
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In some cases, the onset of AHF is abrupt, with rapid fluid build-up in the lungs (pulmonary edema), which can impair breathing so drastically that the patient requires intubation and a ventilator for assisted breathing.
Contract notice: Framework agreement for the supply of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Assisted Breathing and Non-Invasive Ventilation Sleep Therapy Machines (and the Service/Maintenance thereof) and Associated Products and Consumables for Adults, Infants and Neonates.
The most common and lifesaving treatment is Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy, which is an assisted breathing machine that keeps airways open while someone is asleep.