"Thanks To BT, I Got My Game Back."
Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT): One-Time, Non-Drug Intervention Proven To Last For At Least 5 Years For Patients With Severe Asthma1
Bronchial Thermoplasty Works To Reduce Severe Exacerbations
Who Is BT For?
Many patients' lives are interrupted by asthma exacerbations, despite being prescribed a maximum medication regimen. These patients may try to avoid exacerbations by modifying their daily activities—even those that they enjoy.
Patients experienced a significant improvement in asthma-related quality of life as a result of BT (79% responder rate).2
Asthma experts recommend considering BT before maintenance oral corticosteroids 3
Partner With A BT Physician For Your Patients With Severe Asthma
With hundreds of BT physicians worldwide, chances are there's a BT-Certified pulmonologist near you.
Bronchial Thermoplasty is performed throughout the world by BT-Certified pulmonologists who undergo a rigorous training and qualification process.
The Alair™ Bronchial Thermoplasty System is indicated for the treatment of severe persistent asthma in patients 18 years and older whose asthma is not well controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta-agonists.
As with any procedure, there are risks, and individual results may vary. The most common adverse event of BT is a temporary worsening of respiratory-related symptoms. These events typically occur within one day of the BT procedure and usually resolve within a week with standard care. There is a small risk (3.4% per procedure) that symptoms may require hospitalization.2
- Wechsler M et al. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2013 Dec;132(6):1295-302.
- Castro M et al. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010 Jan 15;181(2):116-24.
- Adapted from the Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention, Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) 2014. Available from: http://www.ginasthma.org/.