Could Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) Be Right for You?
Answer 6 short questions that may help you and your doctor decide if BT could be right for you.
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Are you using an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) and long-acting beta agonist (LABA) inhaler once or twice a day?
ICS and LABA inhalers are used once or twice a day to help prevent asthma attacks. Examples include AdvairTM, DuleraTM, BreoTM, and SymbicortTM.
Is your severe asthma well controlled?
Signs that your asthma is NOT well controlled may include: You still have asthma attacks despite taking medications as prescribed, you adjust your lifestyle to avoid asthma triggers, you wake at night because of asthma symptoms, or you avoid or miss daily activities because of your asthma.
How often have you taken oral steroids (steroid tablets), like Prednisone for asthma in the last 12 months?
If you still experience asthma attacks that limit your quality of life you may benefit from Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) to reduce your severe asthma attacks. Fewer asthma attacks mean less need for the associated oral steroid treatment—and its side effects.
Have you visited the emergency room or been hospitalized for your asthma in the last 12 months?
Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) delivered by the AlairTM System is clinically proven to reduce ER visits for respiratory symptoms by 84%*.
Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) is supported by 4 clinical studies in adults with severe asthma.
Are you 18 years of age or older?
Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) is not for patients who have a pacemaker, internal defibrillator, or other implantable electronic device.
Do you have a pacemaker, internal defibrillator, or other implantable electronic device?
Provide us with your name, email, country, and postal code and we’ll share your assessment results for discussion with your doctor.
Please call BT Care Connect (888-272-8440) if you are interested in meeting with a BT-certified pulmonologist. Click the button below to review your results. You can use these results to discuss your options with your doctor.
Based on your answers, Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) may be right for you.
Based on your answers, Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) may not be right for you at this time.
Based on your answers, Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) is not right for you at this time.
Bronchial thermoplasty (BT) is not for people under the age of 18. If you are still interested in BT when you turn 18, please take this assessment again. In the meantime you can sign up for information and updates about severe asthma and BT at btforasthma.com, or follow us on Facebook.
Click the button below to review your customized survey results. You can use these results to discuss your options with your doctor. Because symptoms can change, we will check in with you every now and again by email to share information about severe asthma and BT. If your situation changes and you would like to connect with a BT-certified pulmonologist, call BT Care Connect at 888-272-8440.
Based on your answers, Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) is not right for you.
BT is not for people with pacemakers, internal defibrillators, or other implantable electronic devices. If you have a question about whether you have an implantable electronic device or not, contact your doctor.
* Castro M, et a, for the AIR2 Trial Study Group. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010;181:116-124.