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An Innovative Therapy for COPD Patients

An Innovative Therapy for COPD Patients

HI Everyone

Please find below some information about a new treatment for COPD. If you want to find out more please use the contact details at the end. You will need to speak to your Consultant if you want to find out if the treatment is right for you.



Patients suffering from emphysema increasingly have problems during breathing. Their respiratory capacity diminishes severely and even simple physical tasks become overwhelming obstacles.

Now there is an innovative and proven minimally invasive treatment available.

Zephyr® Endobronchial Valves can help patients breathe more freely again.(Am J Respir Crit Care Med 191;2015:A6312.)

Clinical studies show patients benefit from improvement in quality of life, respiratory

function and exercise capacity.(N Engl J Med. 2015;373(24):2325-2335.)

How does Endoscopic Lung Volume Reduction work?

During the 60-minute procedure, 3-5 Zephyr valves (The valves are approximately 4 mm in diameter and 10 mm long.)   are placed in airways leading to the diseased region of the lung.

The goal is to reduce the volume of the diseased parts of the lung so that healthier areas can function more efficiently.

Learn more about Pulmonx Treatment Option, call us free of charge at 0808 234 0376, email us at or visit

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Further reading from Johnwr


Wow - quite impressive! Thanks Stone x piggi


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