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.