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Who is suitable for treatment?

  • Posted by Chris Kellett
  • On May 31, 2018
Zephyr Valves may be a treatment option for you if you have severe emphysema. Your doctor will conduct certain tests to determine if you are a potential candidate for endoscopic lung volume reduction.
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Are the Zephyr valves permanent?

  • Posted by Chris Kellett
  • On May 31, 2018
The valves are designed to be permanent, however the valves can be easily removed if your doctor deems it medically necessary.
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What are the benefits and risks of the procedure?

  • Posted by Chris Kellett
  • On May 31, 2018
Zephyr Valves have been clinically documented to improve patient outcomes. This may include significant improvements in lung function, exercise tolerance and quality of life metrics, as well as long-term survival benefits for severe emphysema patients. With over a decade of clinical experience, Zephyr Valves significantly improve the lives of patients who undergo treatment. As with […]
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How does the Zephyr valve work?

  • Posted by Chris Kellett
  • On May 31, 2018
During the 60-minute procedure, 3-5 Zephyr Valves are placed in airways leading to the diseased region of the lung. The valves block air from entering the diseased region and allow trapped air and fluids to escape. The goal is to reduce the volume of the diseased region so that the healthy region can function more […]
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What is the Zephyr® Endobronchial Valve?

  • Posted by Chris Kellett
  • On May 31, 2018
The Zephyr Valve is a tiny valve designed to reduce hyperinflation. The valve blocks airflow to the diseased region of the lung to allow the healthy region to expand and function more efficiently, resulting in improved breathing and quality of life.
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