Two different types of endobronchial valves are now approved by FDA for bronchoscopic lung volume reduction for patient with emphysema. A bronchoscope is used to place these specially designed valves to close off the segmental airway of diseased lung. This allows for healthier lung to expand and function more efficiently. Patients feel significant reduction in dyspnea and experience increased exercise tolerance.
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