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Bronchial Thermoplasty

Bronchial Thermoplasty: A Novel Therapeutic Approach to Severe Asthma

Article DOI: 10.3791/2428
November 4th, 2010


Summary November 4th, 2010

Bronchial thermoplasty is a non-drug procedure for severe persistent asthma that delivers thermal energy to the airway wall in a precisely controlled manner to reduce excessive airway smooth muscle. Reducing airway smooth muscle decreases the ability of the airways to constrict, thereby reducing the frequency of asthma attacks.

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