Product Detail

QualiBreath Sternum and thorax support - the "new" heart pillow


Nurse designed.

Recommended by surgeons worldwide.

Adjustable cough support.

Reduces pain & advances recovery.

Comfortable, easy and constant splinting.

Imagine the classic heart surgery pillow redesigned to fit perfectly around your chest, always stays in the correct position, gives your sternum a constant lateral support that is not cumbersome to walk around with, plus, has integrated handles to grab when you need to cough.

QualiBreath supports your sore respiratory muscles, the chest and the rib cage with it’s thorax surrounding design that stabilises the sternum from the sides. It is used in top cardiac centers worldwide and it has been scientifically proven that using such a brace can reduce complications and pain after open heart surgery.

QualiBreath decreases pain, decreases the risk of complications, minimises clicking and popping of the sternum bone and you can breathe easier with the constant support that is always in the right position.
It is a patented chest harness with integrated handles for increased support that was designed by a nurse. Created specifically to help heart surgery patients recover better, faster and with less complications.

The vest features special handles that allow you to increase the support when needed most. Coughing, deep breathing and early return to normal activity can be very painful after your surgery yet are very important for a quick and complication free recovery. Using the handles will give extra support also when sneezing or straining.

QualiBreath is the only dual function chest support binder (constant support plus integrated handles) and it is most likely the most comfortable external chest brace available.

QualiBreath splints the chest 24/7 and there is no need to hug a pillow. When feeling pain, straining or about to cough or sneeze, simply grab the integrated handles, which are always ready in the right position, to increase the support around the rib cage.

Here are 10 reasons sternotomy patients should use QualiBreath.

How QualiBreath helps breathing after open heart surgery.

See our detailed Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) page for more information.

What patients say about QualiBreath

"My dad went in for a very unexpected triple by pass a couple weeks ago. I grabbed him a Qualibreath and had it on standby at St. Boniface. He didn’t end up putting it on until he got home a week post surgery. As soon as he put it on you could see the relief on his face, he literally took the heart pillow and tried to throw it and asked me to remove it from the house as he never wanted to see it again lol He has been wearing the brace consistently only taking it off for laundering purposes and showering. His words exactly “the peace of mind I feel wearing this is incredible”.
My dad had a discharge meeting the other day and I can honestly say that 2 weeks post op he looks a million times better then the pillow totters that were there for their meetings.
Just wanted to say thanks!"

Jen Kusie
Winnipeg, Canada

"QualiBreath worked out great for me and I am doing great. My surgeon even let me start driving two weeks earlier than expected. I wore QualiBreath during my stay in hospital (5 days) and for about two weeks after I got home. I think it really helped with my posture by keeping my back straight. I also think the support the QualiBreath provided helped with my walking therapy because I was able to start walking "hospital floor laps" as soon as I got out of ICU. Also, I rarely used the "cough pillow" hospital provided because QualiBreath gave me the protection and support I needed. Only issues I had were that QualiBreath had been put on me "inside out" in operating room, so my sister (who had read instructions) put it on me properly in recovery room and all was well. I also had to train nurses to keep EKG wires outside of QualiBreath. Nurses and other staff were very interested in QualiBreath and asked lots of questions. Thank you so much for helping make my recovery go more smoothly and, I believe, more quickly."
D. M. Houston, TX

"I had a quadruple heart bypass on the 3rd and I am wearing a QualiBreath - Sternum and thorax support vest from @Qualiteam_srl and love it."
Rich Orton, UK

"I had bypass surgury 3 years ago and I am still in pain..They said they crushed my cartilage that hooks the ribs to the sternum.. I have tried other rib braces to no prevail and no relief but Ibought the Quali Breath sternum thorax brace and it helped with the pain and gave me some relief....I would recommend this brace to anyone who has rib or chest problems.... It is very secure. Thanks"
R. Simpson, NY - USA

What professionals say about QualiBreath

"I utilized a 'QualiBreath' in the study and this is the most appropriate product on the market. It is adjustable, washable and has been shown to reduce the sternal gap on Ultrasound. The subjects in the study also rated it highly on a number of parameters."
Dr. Doa El-Ansary, Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) - Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences - The University of Melbourne