Is BT right for me

When you live with asthma, you learn to work around it. How do you know when it’s severe?

Answer a few questions to see if Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT), the only long lasting, one-time treatment option for severe asthma could be right for you.
Answer a few questions to see if Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT), the only long lasting, one-time treatment option for severe asthma could be right for you.

Finding a BT specialist

If you’re looking for a doctor near you who is specialized in the treatment of severe asthma and has knowledge of Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT), search our database to find a BT-certified pulmonologist in your area. A BT-certified pulmonologist can determine if BT is an option for you.

Hear from BT patients

Learn how they took back their lives by taking control of their asthma with the help of BT.
Lori
Lori
Retired paralegal, mom of three, and grandma of four
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Lori
Miko
Mom of five who loves to sing, travel and spend time with her children and grandchildren
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Roger
Graduate Student
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"BT has given me my life back to do the things I used to do before my asthma became so severe!"
-Miko                        
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More about BT

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.

 
Is BT right for me

Have Questions About Bronchial Thermoplasty?

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Brief Statement of Relevant Indications for Use, Contraindications, Warnings, and Adverse Events:The Alair™ Bronchial ThermoplastySystem 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. The Alair System is not for use in patients with an active implantable electronic device or known sensitivity to medications used in bronchoscopy. Previously treated airways of the lung should not be retreated with the Alair System. Patients should be stable and suitable to undergo bronchoscopy. The most common side effect of BT is an expected transient increase in the frequency and worsening of respiratory-related symptoms. ENDO-551804-AA
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.1

References

  1. Castro M, et al, for the AIR2 Trial Study Group. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2010;181:116-124.
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