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Passy-Muir® Valve - medical device used by tracheostomy and ventilator patients

Shared by Patricia Pereira on 2015-05-19 15:26

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The Passy-Muir® Tracheostomy & Ventilator Swallowing and Speaking Valve is a simple medical device used by tracheostomy and ventilator patients. When placed on the hub of the tracheostomy tube or in-line with the ventilator circuit, the Passy-Muir Valve redirects air flow through the vocal folds, mouth and nose enabling voice and improved communication.

This device is approved by FDA.

David passed way in 1990.

Adapted from: http://www.passy-muir.com/home


This solution shall not include mention to the use of drugs, chemicals or biologicals (including food); invasive devices; offensive, commercial or inherently dangerous content. This solution was not medically validated. Proceed with caution! If you have any doubts, please consult with a health professional.

About the author

David Muir, born in 1962, in USA, suffered from Muscular Dystrophy and one day had a respiratory arrest. He invented Passy-Muir® Valve when he was 23 years old, to improve his communication, and founded his company in 1985.

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