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Procedures: Procedures 1 - EMN/BT/Rigid/Cryo |

Development of a Bronchial Thermoplasty Program at the VA Boston Healthcare System

Ting-hsu Chen, MD; Claire Murphy, NP-C; Ronald Goldstein, MD
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VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1007A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1113
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SESSION TITLE: Procedures 1 - EMN/BT/Rigid/Cryo

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Poster

PRESENTED ON: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is a treatment for severe persistent asthma which uses bronchoscopically delivered radiofrequency energy to induce smooth muscle atrophy thereby decreasing bronchoconstriction. The Pulmonary and Allergy Section of the VA Boston Healthcare System was the first Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center to implement bronchial thermoplasty for our veteran population.

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