Brisbane, Australia, October 28, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Australian medical equipment manufacturer Resmed, a world leader in Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) equipment, used in the treatment of sleep apnea, have introduced two new masks to their existing best selling product line. They are the new Swift LT nasal pillows mask, and the new Activa LT nasal mask. Both are expected to become important parts of the Australian CPAP mask market.
Sleep apnea is a relatively common, but often undiagnosed sleep disorder causing dangerously low blood oxygen levels, leading to many possible related medical problems. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the most commonly diagnosed type, is caused by the restriction or closure of the sufferer’s respiratory tract during sleep. CPAP is considered the gold standard of OSA therapies, and works by inflating the respiratory tract using low air pressure. The mask is the critical piece of the system in terms of patient comfort and ongoing usage.
The Swift LT is a major change in design from the existing Swift II mask, with a much narrower front, and radically changed pillows. Both features offer a major improvement for users of this type of mask.
The boffins at Resmed have worked several improvements into the new Activa LT mask. Based on the existing and popular Activa nasal mask, improvements have been made in cushion size, attachment, bridge adjustment and exhaust.
Both masks offer even more comfort to users, a critical component in maintaining and improving compliance.
In keeping with their tradition of providing maximum choices for CPAP users, CPAP Australia has both of these masks available for trial and purchase. Both masks are shown on the CPAP Australia website (www.cpapaustralia.com.au). CPAP Australia Managing Director, Ben Greenaway, was pleased with the availability of the new masks, saying, "The addition of these new Resmed masks allows CPAP Australia to offer over forty mask choices for patients, and the opportunity to help even more sufferers stay on CPAP therapy and regain their lives.”
CPAP Australia, an authorised Resmed dealer, is Australia’s leading full service supplier of CPAP equipment, with clinics in Brisbane, Rockhampton, Cairns, Canberra and Sydney. They concentrate in CPAP machines, masks, accessories and parts from all major manufacturers of CPAP equipment. Interested customers can call on 1300 692727 during business hours, Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm.