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Bronchial Thermoplasty

Bronchial Thermoplasty: A Novel Therapeutic Approach to Severe Asthma

Article DOI: 10.3791/2428-v 14:39 min November 4th, 2010
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.


Bronchial Thermoplasty Severe Asthma Non-drug Procedure Thermal Energy Airway Smooth Muscle Alair System Outpatient Procedure Visits Asthma Attacks Bronchoscopy Moderate Sedation Treatment Duration
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