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Ventura Full Total Face CPAP Mask

PRICE:  £120.00(plus 20% VAT if applicable)
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Part Number:  201113
Brand:  Lowenstein Medical

  (6 Reviews)

Lowenstein Medical

This Ventura Total Full Face Mask by the Lowenstein Medical Group (WilAmed) is a quality German-made mask which seals around the edge of the face to by-pass the nose and mouth area, and is a vented mask for CPAP, BiLevel and non-invasive Ventilators.


The Ventura Total Full Face Mask by the Lowenstein Group is a welcome addition to the other similar well-known FitLife Mask by Philips Respironics, and these total face masks are particularly beneficial for patients prone to nasal bridge sores, during times of sinus infections, colds, dental pain or surgery on the nose and face, as it's at times like these when masks can become intolerable with the affected area.

This vented version of the Ventura is for adult patients over 20 kg using CPAP, Bi-level and non-invasive ventilators.

Hope2Sleep's Observations:-

  • No marks across the front of the face from the mask or straps, due to it sealing around the edge of the face where there is less pressure-sensitive areas.
     
  • Especially helpful for people who have trouble with nasal bridge sores and discomfort.
     
  • Clear line of sight, as some masks can push the skin underneath the eyes, therefore, causing the eyes to half close.
     
  • Skin moisturisers etc can be used again (apart from at the very edge of the face), as the mask makes no contact with the skin, and therefore 'normal off-the-shelf' skin products will not damage the mask. (Always check any skin moisturiser is safe for breathing though when wearing an mask, as contents containing petroelum jelly are not!  See our Help Section).

  • Can still be used for side sleepers (the preferred position for sleep apnoea sufferers) by sleeping at the edge of your pillow (See our Help Section regarding pillows).
     
  • The cushion around the edge is nice and soft.
     
  • Easy to clean due to no small fiddly parts (the cushion is attached to the mask).
     
  • Minimises air from blowing on and annoying bed partner.
     
  • You can also see on the official image that the mask is tucked under the chin which can be very helpful for patients whose jaw recedes as traditional full face masks that are positioned on the chin can push the jaw further back which results in a loss of seal.
     

Lowenstein Group (WilAmed) say:-

Successful treatment, thanks to clear view of mouth and nose.

The Ventura Total Face masks from WILAmed were developed and produced with the patient’s comfort in mind. They are less intimidating than other full face masks because the masks are clear and open. 

The design makes it easier to treat anxious or claustrophobic patients.   

Product features at a glance:

  • Three different (angled) versions
  • Headgear
  • Available in three sizes (S, M, L)
  • Suitable for patients who breathe through the mouth  or those who have oligodontia
  • Compatible with all conventional CPAP and non-invasive  ventilators
  • 360 degree Mask Swivel

Important benefits for patients and clinicians:

  • Clear, open view in all directions

  • Ultra-soft, surgical-grade silicone cushion for lower pressure and a soft fit that covers the entire face   

  • Highly developed design minimizes pressure marks on the face during those requiring long-term mechanical ventilation

  • Four-point mask strap conforms to the natural shape of the head

  • Contains no DEHP, PVC or latex

  • MRI-safe; can be used with MRI-compatible ventilators 

  • For adult patients weighing more than 20 kg

  • Low dead space results in low CO2 build-up.

  • Anti asphyxia valve

  • Quick Release mask tube connector

  • ETCO2 Sampling port

  • Nasogastric port (NG)

  • Quick Release strap buckles

  • 360° rotating mask elbow


The Ventura is supplied in either Small, Medium or Large. Unfortunately, the manufacturer doesn't supply a mask template sizing guide, so we have measure the length of the mask, which is the most important size in our effort to help.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have previously used the similar FitLife Mask by Philips Respironics, the Ventura mask sizes are NOT THE SAME so please check carefully for the sizing below.

Measure above the eyebrows, and in case the above image isn't displaying for you, the sizes of the mask length from the top (positioned above the eyebrows) to almost the bottom of the cushion (which is where it will rest before tucking under the chin) are as follows:-

Small:       13 cm approx length from top of the mask - supplied with headgear

Medium:  15 cm approx length from top of the mask - supplied with headgear

Large:       17 cm approx length from top of the mask - supplied with headgear


Important Cautions:

The Ventura Mask may not be suitable for patients with the following conditions:-

Impaired cardiac sphincter function, excessive reflux, impaired cough reflex, hiatus hernia, eye diseases or after eye surgery. It should not be used if the patient is unresponsive, obtunded or unable to remove the mask.

Average Rating (6 Reviews):  
Write a Review and share your opinions!

Rating:  
Very comfortable
05 April 2024  | 

I have severe OSA, and also suffer from COPD. I have a high nose bridge and a large head! I was concerned this mask wouldnt fit ! But it was fine. Its 180mm high and 170mm wide. I have been having problems with nasal pillows and face masks but this total face I am finding very useful. As in all the masks, I find when it gets to 3am ish, they start to leak. I think my face shrinks for some reason at 3am ??. This total mask is the same. At 3am it needs a tighten as it leaks at the sides, or sometimes I just switch to nasal pillows for the last few hours of sleep. I'm a side sleeper so need to keep my head on the end of the pillow or the pressure pushes against the mask and makes it leak. All of my masks do this, so this isn't unusual. All in all I'm really pleased with the mask, combined with nasal pillows I have been getting scores of 100% on the 'My Air' monitoring system within my VPAP machine.

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Response:

Glad the mask is working well for you Andrew, and you're correct to state that our body temperature does drop during sleep. Depending on what time you go to sleep, this varies usually between 2-4 am. Try to ever so slightly tighten the mask when you put it on - not too much to cause discomfort, but just enough to compensate so that the mask holds its seal when your temperature drops. Hope this helps.


Rating:  
Fantastic sleeps 😊
01 December 2023  | 

So so happy I purchased this mask! After 6 years of struggling with the NHS full face mask the past 2 weeks of sleeping with this Ventura have been wonderful. I am sleeping all night,I no longer wake gasping for air as this mask doesn't come off in the night and no more sore indents on my face.

I can honestly say my quality of sleep is the best it has been in a decade and I will never wear any other type again. It is a shame that this mask isn't available at my sleep clinic but it is worth saving up for this mask as it's a lifesaver for me.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.


Response:

We're so pleased to hear this Ann-Marie and know exactly how you feel when you've finally found the 'right' mask 😊


Rating:  
Ventura mask
28 November 2023  | 

My daughter uses the Fitlife small and I thought that there wouldn't be much difference with the Ventura Small but it didn't fit. It comes up smaller and the straps are too big for her head. I can't wait for the Fitlife to be back in stock.

Please do bear in mind that my daughter has cerebral palsy and the shape of her face isn't typical due to her small head.

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Response:

We're so sorry to hear the Ventura hasn't been successful for your daughter whilst waiting for the FitLife to come back in stock. Hopefully, as your daughter grows she may grow into this mask even if just for a back-up 🙏


Rating:  
Ventura full face total cpap mask
23 November 2023  | 

Hello , purchased the mask from Hope2Sleep and as usual it was an excellent service. The mask is well made, but not for me as it does not seal around my face and I had numerous leaks. Tried to adjust it to get rid of the leaks but ended up with sores on my chin and forehead. I gave up and purchased a Fitlife mask as this has the seal around the inside which gives a better fit around the face, which in turn makes it far more comfortable. Although the Ventura is a good mask I'm sure it will be OK for someone.
Kind regard Malcolm.

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Response:

Thanks for your honest review Malcolm and it's a shame the Ventura didn't work for you, and especially with it being a cheaper total face mask.


Rating:  
Ventura full face mask
13 November 2023  | 

Really not sure how I feel about this mask.. had for 2 weeks and had 3 attempts of trying it ..having to change back to old mask in middle of nite seems to leak a lot and straps on not easy to secure but not given up on it yet and still persevering with it as it cost to much not to use. Went for the Ventura mask to get rid of all face marks

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Response:

Sorry to hear it wasn't an instant fix but hope you do find the mask helpful. Sometimes the addition of a mask liner can help and the liner that works with this mask is the FitLife one. Please give us a call if you're still struggling to see if we can help on 0300-102-9711.


Rating:  
Very good full face mask
13 November 2023  | 

I think itís better for me than the Phillips equivalent.

Itís good to avoid the center of the face, and contacts the periphery.

Itís longer than the Philips, but longer still would be better for me.

The nose cavity is a little snug, but I suspect thatís to reduce the dead air zone.

Slll in all a very good and comfortable inexpensive mask.

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Response:

Thanks for your review in these early days of the Ventura being a new mask to us too, and it's good to hear you've found it even better than the FitLife for you, with it being cheaper 😊

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