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Dima Cuirass

The brand new soft cuirass offered by Dima Italia is an accessory that enables to limit the restrictions that ventilation therapy may impose on the patient’s quality of life.


The shell structure, which embraces the patient’s chest, works as a ventilation chamber.

This cuirass is to be used with Dima Italia’s negative pressure ventilator Pegaso Vent. Its edge is covered with a soft foam to minimize any discomfort and reduce the pressure drop.


Cuirasses are available in 8 different sizes (further sizes can be made upon request) depending on body structure. Weight and height of the patient should be taken into account when choosing the cuirass size, as well as abnormal body features such as scoliosis, curved areas or big breasts.

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Outstanding Features
  • Physlologlcal non-Invasive ventllatlon

  • Increase In Cardiac Output

  • Management of secrectlons

  • Effectiveness In post-extubatlon weaning

  • No risk of barotrauma

  • No risk of YAP (Ventilator Associated



Field of application
  • Spinal cord injury

  • Poliomyelitis

  • Myasthenia

  • Cystic fibrosis (Mucoviscidosis)

  • Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA)

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

  • Muscular dystrophy (Duchenne, Becker, Myotonic, etc)

  • intolerance of facial mask (claustrophobia)

  • facial deformity

  • excessive airway secretion

  • respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn (treated with continuous negative pressure ventilation CNEP)

  • respiratory distress syndrome of children due to bronchiolitis

Device Required
Pegaso V

The Pegaso Vent is a negative pressure ventilator and represents the primary and most traditional method of assisted long-term ventilation. The vent withdraws air mechanically from a chamber, which embraces the chest (or the whole body) and as a consequence creates a sub-atmospheric pressure inside. This leads to an expansion of the chest, which causes a decrease in intrapulmonary pressure, and increases flow of ambient air into the lungs.


When the vent switches to positive pressure and forces air in the chamber, the chest will be compressed and the lungs will exhale. The exhalation can also be passive, through ambient instead of positive pressure, which often is sufficient to deflate the lungs. 


This ventilation method reproduces mechanically ventilation similar to the human spontaneous breathing. In addition to the vent itself, one of three attachments is required for application of the negative pressure and can be found listed below.

Curiass Size Chart
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