ALS Learning Series
A Pulmonologist Explains Tracheostomy and Invasive Ventilation for People Living with ALS
June 19, 2023
Lisa Wolfe, MD
Not everyone with ALS will need or choose to have a tracheostomy, but there may come a time when it’s necessary for continued breathing. You may have respiratory weakness that can no longer be treated with a mask and non-invasive ventilation. You may also need a tracheostomy to help remove secretions form your airways.
Join Lisa Wolfe, MD, for a pulmonologist’s breakdown on respiratory management for those with increased ventilation needs.
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