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Bronchial Thermoplasty

Bronchial Thermoplasty

Credit: John Arnold

Bronchial thermoplasty uses a specialized expandable catheter tipped with a heat probe.  The catheter gently touches the lining of small airways delivering heat treatment, and over time it thins out the muscles lining the airway. Thinner muscle walls don’t contract as much during an asthma attack, allowing improved breathing and milder asthma attacks.

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