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New Treatment for Severe Asthma Introduced at St. Elizabeth Health Center
Date:5/10/2013

Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) May 10, 2013

St. Elizabeth Health Center is among the first in the United States to offer a new procedure for severe asthma patients, known as bronchial thermoplasty. Patients who are 18 years and older and suffer from severe persistent asthma that is not well controlled with inhaled corticosteroids and long acting beta agonists, the current standard-of-care treatments, will be eligible for the procedure.

“Bronchial Thermoplasty is an exciting, new advancement in the treatment of severe asthma,” says Timothy Barreiro, DO, director of the St. Elizabeth Pulmonary Health and Research Center. “It has the potential to greatly improve the quality of life for many patients who suffer from constant asthma symptoms and we’re excited to offer it here at St. Elizabeth.”

Millions of patients with asthma struggle to keep their disease under control. Asthma accounts for 2 million emergency room visits in the US each year. Each day, roughly 40,000 unscheduled physician office visits, 5,000 emergency room visits, and 1,000 hospitalizations occur due to asthma. The Alair® Bronchial Thermoplasty System helps patients with severe asthma gain substantially better control over their disease.

Bronchial thermoplasty is an outpatient procedure that treats severe asthma by going to the source. The lungs consist of multiple airway passages surrounded by smooth muscle. For people with asthma, this smooth muscle is more susceptible to triggers and irritants that can cause it to constrict and reduce the amount of air that flows through the lungs. Bronchial thermoplasty uses a small catheter to deliver controlled energy to the airways of the lung to reduce the amount of excessive airway smooth muscle. This reduction decreases the muscle’s ability to constrict the airways, resulting in a decreased frequency of asthma symptoms.

Doctors perform bronchial thermoplasty, a minimally invasive procedure, under moderate sedation and most patients return home the same day of the procedure.

For more information, visit HMpartners.org/PHRC or contact the St. Elizabeth Pulmonary Health and Research center at 330-480-3258.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/5/prweb10715101.htm.


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