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"Having BT was one of the best decisions of my life! Asthma is chronic and I’ll always have asthma, but now that it is controlled, I can also have a life!"
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What to expect from BT
BT is not a cure for your severe asthma but may help to improve your asthma-related quality of life. It’s different for each patient but clinical trials showed that many patients experienced reductions in severe asthma attacks, ER visits, and hospitalizations for respiratory symptoms, and fewer days lost from work, school, and other daily activities due to severe asthma.
BT is not right for patients who:
- Are under 18 years old.
- Have a pacemaker, internal defibrillator, or other implantable electronic device.
- Have known sensitivity to medications required to perform bronchoscopy, including lidocaine, atropine and benzodiazepines.
- Have previously been treated with BT.
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- Castro M, et al, for the AIR2 Trial Study Group. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010;181:116-124.